Social Services Aide Salary

For Social Services Aides, hourly average wages total $12.96 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.91 per hour on the lower side but can approach $16.64 on the higher side. Most Social Services Aides like their work and job satisfaction is high. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and around one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. There are far more female Social Services Aides who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 89 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,183 - $44,313
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$44K
MEDIAN: $31,266
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$9.91 - $16.64
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,183 - $44,313  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $197.27  
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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$20,550 - $39,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $16.64  
   
Overtime
$7.86 - $28.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $197.27  
   
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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$20,550 - $39,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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Job Description for Social Services Aide

Most of the time, social services aides work for state or county government agencies such as the Department of Child Safety or Department of Family and Children Services. They usually work under the direct supervision of social services senior staff.

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Social Services Aide Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Social Services Aide

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $28K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $30K. Social Services Aides see a median salary of $33K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $31K.

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Experience Affects Social Services Aide Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 26%
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