Family Advocate Salary

A Family Advocate earns an average wage of $13.98 per hour. A skill in Counseling is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$23,595 - $44,852
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$24K
$33K
$45K
MEDIAN: $32,948
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$10.49 - $17.81
(Median)
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$14
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$23,595 - $44,852  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
Total Pay (?
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$22,499 - $40,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.49 - $17.81  
   
Overtime
$12.12 - $36.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,499 - $40,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 160

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Job Description for Family Advocate

A family advocate works in a social service type agency that deals with children and their families. These individuals may work in foster agencies, homes for children and families, nonprofit organizations, or directly through government social services departments. Family advocates are responsible for creating a relationship with assigned children and their families to support them through difficult situations and provide parenting guidance. They also help families reach out to community programs for which they are eligible and act as a liaison for the family and these programs.

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Family Advocate Tasks

  • Assist in educating parents in behavior and life skills, individual and group classes.
  • Assess quality of care by visiting home and residential sites.
  • Act as a liaison with parents and treatment professionals.
  • Manage caseload and follow-up care.

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Pay by Experience Level for Family Advocate

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Family Advocate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Family Advocate Salaries

Counseling
up arrow 11%

Child Advocacy
up arrow 2%

Case Management
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Bilingual
0%

National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 22%