Family Service Worker Salary (United States)

Most Family Service Workers in the United States are women. The work force as a whole earns a median of approximately $12.48 per hour. Pay begins at $9.69 per hour on the low end and climbs to $17.01 near the top. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and a majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Family Service Workers is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Family Service Worker Salary (?
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$23,251 - $45,145
(Median)
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28K
36K
45K
MEDIAN: $30,724
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Family Service Worker Salary (?
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$9.69 - $17.01
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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 (?
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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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Though some Family Service Workers move into positions like Social Worker (MSW) (where salaries climb a $12,006), this progression is not the norm. When Family Service Workers are ready for the next step in their career, they often become Social Workers or Social Services Case Managers, where they can expect an additional $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. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $33K. Family Service Workers' pay declines to $33K, on average, after racking up two decades of experience. 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 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, most land within it.

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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
up arrow 4%

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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