Social Services Aides in the United States take home an average $12.47 per hour. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Social Services Aides making up 79 percent. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly more than a fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Social Services Aides. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$22,361 - $50,208
(Median)
$22K
$34K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,627
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$9.92 - $16.56
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,361 - $50,208  
   
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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$21,089 - $42,824  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $16.56  
   
Overtime
$23.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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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$21,089 - $42,824  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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.


For Social Services Aides, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $28K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $32K. Social Services Aides bring in $34K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $36K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Social Services Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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