Family Service Worker Salary

Family Service Workers in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $13.21 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.69 per hour on the lower side but can approach $17.18 on the higher side. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Family Service Workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,544 - $46,660
(Median)
$24K
$32K
$47K
MEDIAN: $31,996
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$9.69 - $17.18
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,544 - $46,660  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $973  
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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$21,005 - $41,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 177
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $17.18  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $38.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $973  
   
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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$21,005 - $41,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 200
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Job Description for Family Service Worker

The stability of the family is important not only to family members, but to society as a whole. Strong, stable, and healthy families are proven to maintain communities with lower crime rates and higher standards of living. For this reason exists an extensive, multi-tiered network of social services systems, from the local level all the way to federal, and social work itself has many areas of specialization. Family service workers are professionals whose focus is on the family unit itself. In instances where the intervention of social services is desired or necessary, these are the individuals who work directly with families in order to educate, advise, and offer services which aid in stabilizing living situations.

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Family Service Worker 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.

Common Career Paths for Family Service Worker


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Though some Family Service Workers move into positions like MSW Social Worker (where the average salary is $41K), this progression is not the norm. A common career progression for a Family Service Worker is to become a Social Worker or a Social Worker. Compared to Family Service Workers, the first group earns $5K more on average, and the second group earns $8K more.

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Pay by Experience Level for Family Service Worker

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $29K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $31K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Family Service Workers make a median salary of $32K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $28K.

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Experience Affects Family Service Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
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Late-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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