Community Support Specialist Salary

Median pay for Community Support Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $13.19 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. There are far more female Community Support Specialists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 83 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,282 - $48,310
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$32K
$48K
MEDIAN: $32,482
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$10.23 - $18.82
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$0$48K
Salary $24,282 - $48,310
Bonus $0.00 - $3,091
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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$22,986 - $43,543
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 103
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $10.23 - $18.82
Overtime $12.67 - $25.23
Annual Data $0$43K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,091
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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$22,986 - $43,543
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 127

Job Description for Community Support Specialist

A community support specialist is a person who typically provides services for families and individuals looking to improve their overall quality of life. This is typically a position which is associated within the social work field, and many specialists will be employed by a governmental agency regarding support services. A bachelor’s degree is generally required in a field such as social work, and organizations are increasingly asking for persons who have a relevant master’s degree. A community support specialist will sometimes work within an office environment, although some light travel may be required to clients’ homes or healthcare facilities. This position is full-time in nature, and some positions may require extended hours. This person will generally work independently, though some will work within a team of other specialists.

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Community Support Specialist Tasks

  • Assess client needs and identify strategies to increase their functionality and health.
  • Communicate with clients and families about current and desired states and outcomes.
  • Monitor client symptoms and document progress and obstacles.
  • Work directly with clients to implement behaviors, utilize resources and implement treatment plans.

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Pay by Experience Level for Community Support Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Community Support Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Community Support Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 178 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Community Support Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Community Support Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 32 salaries. A Community Support Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,795

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

For Community Support Specialists, Boston provides a pay rate that is 32 percent greater than the national average. Community Support Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+28 percent), Kansas City (+11 percent), St. Louis (+6 percent), and Pittsburgh (+6 percent). Falling short of the national average by 18 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Wilmington. Workers in Jefferson City and Columbia earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (14 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

Community Support Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Community Support Specialist?

Community Support Specialist in Boston:
"Finding resources in the community for high risk patients."
Pros: Helping people stop the cycle of self harm.
Cons: The limited resource available.

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Key Stats for Community Support Specialist

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Community Support Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

▲14%

▲4%

National Average
$31,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Community Support Specialist Salaries


▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 16%