Child, Family, or School Social Worker Salary

Those pursuing careers as Child, Family, or School Social Workers in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $40K per year. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Child, Family, or School Social Workers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 85 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$29,100 - $57,946
$29K
$40K
$58K
MEDIAN: $39,597
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$10.28 - $24.96
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MEDIAN: $16.53
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$0$57K
Salary $29,100 - $57,946
Bonus $1,000
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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$25,525 - $57,022
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 181
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $10.28 - $24.96
Overtime $10.30 - $36.12
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $1,000
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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$25,525 - $57,022
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 99

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Job Description for Child, Family, or School Social Worker

Child, family, or school social workers help support children who may be at risk due to circumstances at home, school, or other environments. As advocates for the children, the social worker acts as a liaison between various institutions, families, and the child. Typically, the social worker either identifies an at-risk child or is called in by some authority that has made this determination. The social worker works with the family to help create the best environment for the child, while assessing all health and psychological risks. Social workers in a school environment are typically charged with determining which students may be at risk and work with other teachers and counselors to aid the student and administer testing to help fully diagnose the extent of the student's needs.

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Child, Family, or School Social Worker Tasks

  • Address client needs (mental, social, educational, etc.) on an individual basis.
  • Carry out various administrative tasks in support of client service.
  • Work with parents, teachers, community organizations, internal partners, etc. on behalf of clients.

Common Career Paths for Child, Family, or School Social Worker


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For Child, Family, or School Social Workers, progressing to a Non-Profit Executive Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Non-Profit Executive Director can earn $60K annually. MSW Social Workers or Licensed Clinical Social Workers are common next-step roles for Child, Family, or School Social Workers moving up in their careers; annual pay for MSW Social Workers is $3K higher on average, and it's $13K higher for Licensed Clinical Social Workers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Child, Family, or School Social Worker

Pay by Experience for a Child, Family, or School Social Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Child, Family, or School Social Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 172 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Child, Family, or School Social Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Child, Family, or School Social Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 53 salaries. A Child, Family, or School Social Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,040

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Child, Family, or School Social Workers, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 47 percent greater than the national average. Child, Family, or School Social Workers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+40 percent) and Denver (+20 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Social Worker's salary, with Atlanta Child, Family, or School Social Workers earning salaries that are 22 percent less than the national average.

Child, Family, or School Social Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Child, Family, or School Social Worker?

Child, Family, or School Social Worker in Philadelphia:
"Office conditions, stress level, the management."
Pros: I like working with my clients.
Cons: The management and the way they think is helping the clients is not.

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Key Stats for Child, Family, or School Social Worker

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Child, Family, or School Social Worker Salaries

▲16%

▲13%

▲6%

National Average
$38,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Child, Family, or School Social Worker Salaries

▲4%

Case Management
▲2%

National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 13%
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