Family Service Worker Salary (United States)

The larger portion of Family Service Workers in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $12.48 per hour. Compensation generally starts at $9.69 per hour and does not exceed $17.01. The majority in this profession are lucky enough to receive benefits; most get medical and dental insurance, and about half get vision plans, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Family Service Worker Salary (?
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$23,251 - $45,145
(Median)
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45K
MEDIAN: $30,724
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Family Service Worker Salary (?
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$9.69 - $17.01
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,251 - $45,145  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
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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$21,074 - $40,105  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $17.01  
   
Overtime
$1.43 - $36.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
   
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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$21,074 - $40,105  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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Job Description for Family Service Worker

  • 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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Family Service Workers who transition into Social Worker (MSW)s are seldom found, but they do earn an extra $12,006 per year. Family Service Workers moving up in their career tend to step into positions as Social Workers or Social Services Case Managers, where paychecks increase by $5,263 or $1,924 per year.

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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.
New salaries start at $28K and reach $30K in five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $33K. Pay actually shrinks for Family Service Workers after two decades in the profession, averaging $33K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 18 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, most land within this range.

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Experience Affects Family Service Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%
Late-Career
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 19%
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