Average Child Welfare Specialist Salary

$40,564
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The average salary for a Child Welfare Specialist is $40,564.
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$31k
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$41k
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$61k
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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, Department of Human Services and Okdhs. Reported salaries are highest at Department of Human Services where the average pay is $43,977. Department of Human Services, Oklahoma pays the lowest at around $37,929.

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What Are Popular Skills for Child Welfare Specialists?

Skills in Case Management, Child Advocacy, Crisis Intervention and Filing Court Documents are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Child Placement.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Child Welfare Specialists?

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 $35,450 based on 14 salaries. An early career Child Welfare Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38,665 based on 67 salaries. A mid-career Child Welfare Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,005 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Child Welfare Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,008 based on 24 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $62,061.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Child Welfare Specialist in their job title in Milwaukee, Wisconsin earn an average of 25.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Tulsa, Oklahoma (9.6% less), Chicago, Illinois (8.8% less) and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (6.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 146 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.6%
Early Career
45.9%
Mid Career
21.2%
Experienced
16.4%
Late Career
6.8%

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