Family Support Worker Salary

The average pay for a Family Support Worker is $30,536 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Oral / Verbal Communication is associated with high pay for this job.

$24,768 - $40,346
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$31K
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MEDIAN: $30,535
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$10.20 - $19.65
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$24,768 - $40,346  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
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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$23,287 - $40,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 195
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $19.65  
   
Overtime
$5.20 - $31.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
   
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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$23,287 - $40,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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Job Description for Family Support Worker

Many different problems may occur to families regardless of size, location, or situation, and a network of social services exists to give these families assistance. The family support worker is the contact between these families and organizations. They communicate with the family, learning about their situation and helping them find potential solutions. They are also in charge of following up with the family over a period of time to make sure that the problems are adequately taken care of and devising alternatives for where they are not. These services vary greatly, from child protection services to drug abuse rehabilitation to food and nutrition assistance to employment assistance. The family support worker should provide a caring attitude and show an investment in their issues. In addition, the family support worker should have a thorough knowledge of the specific services offered and have good attention to detail so that records may be properly kept and maintained.

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Family Support 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Family Support Worker

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

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Experience Affects Family Support Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Family Support Worker Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 11%

Child Advocacy
up arrow 3%

Case Management
up arrow 2%

Counseling
0%

National Average
$30,000

Childhood Education
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 19%
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