$33,162
Avg. Salary
$13.85
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Community Support Specialist is $13.85 per hour.

The average pay for a Community Support Specialist is $33,162 per year.

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$10.44
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MEDIAN $33,162
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$0$47K
Salary $25,371 - $47,076
Bonus $0.00 - $4,872
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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$23,741 - $43,033
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 204
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $10.44 - $17.94
Overtime $12.99 - $25.82
Annual Data $0$43K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,872
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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$23,741 - $43,033
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 244

Job Description

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

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: $31,154

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).

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

Community Support Specialist in Butler:
"Paperwork overload."
Work hard and be ethical.

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.

Community Support Specialist in Wilmington:
"Advancements."
Very rewarding job. Able to share knowledge to help change peoples lives.

Community Support Specialist in Alexandria:
"Career path."
Ask for more money 💰

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Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

▲13%

▲3%

National Average
$31,000

▼5%

How Skills Affect Salaries


National Average
$31,000

▼1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 19%