Average Child Welfare Specialist Salary

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The average salary for a Child Welfare Specialist is $38,318.
MEDIAN $38,318
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$30k - $61k
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$30k - $59k

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Popular Employer Salaries for Child Welfare Specialist

The top respondents for the job title Child Welfare Specialist are from the companies Department of Human Services, Oklahoma, Okdhs and Department of Human Services. Reported salaries are highest at Okdhs where the average pay is $42,921. Department of Human Services pays the lowest at around $34,669.

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Popular Skills for Child Welfare Specialist

Skills in Case Management, Child Advocacy, Filing Court Documents, Crisis Intervention and Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Child Welfare Specialist

An entry-level Child Welfare Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $34,763 based on 15 salaries. An early career Child Welfare Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $36,104 based on 83 salaries. A mid-career Child Welfare Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,525 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Child Welfare Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,475 based on 22 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,000.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (7.9% less), Tulsa, Oklahoma (4.3% less) and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (0.6% less).

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