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Social / Human Service Assistant Salary

Average Human Service Assistants in the United States make around $13.24 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.71 per hour on the low end to $17.38 on the high end. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. The majority of Human Service Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 90 percent of Human Service Assistants are female. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,887 - $45,615
(Median)
$24K
$32K
$46K
MEDIAN: $32,353
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$9.71 - $17.38
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,887 - $45,615  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,750  
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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$20,860 - $42,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $17.38  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.51  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,750  
   
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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$20,860 - $42,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91

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Job Description for Social / Human Service Assistant

A social or human service assistant works at a facility to help clients/patients achieve mental and emotional goals. They may work at a private facility or a government entity. When working in a governmental organization, the assistant often helps screen clients to determine whether or not they are eligible for certain services; they may also follow up with clients to make sure they continually meet eligibility requirements and are following their programs. Often, the assistant works under a social worker’s direction.

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Social / Human Service Assistant Tasks

  • Monitor clients' treatment progress and assist in treatment adherence.
  • Maintain accurate documentation.
  • Advise clients regarding appropriate services.

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What is it like working as a Social / Human Service Assistant?

Social / Human Service Assistant in Danbury:
Pros: The amount of hours and the time that I work is very good. You are eligible for different certifications and there are many opportunities to learn.
Cons: Very demanding physically and mentally.

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Experience Affects Social / Human Service Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 21%