The average hourly pay for a Peer Support Specialist is $13.49.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Peer Support Specialist
The top respondents for the job title Peer Support Specialist are from the companies RHA Health Services, Inc., Telecare Corporation and Community Bridges, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Ncadd where the average pay is $13.76. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include RHA Health Services, Inc., earning around $13.54. Community Bridges, Inc. pays the lowest at around $11.19. Telecare Corporation also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $13.38.
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What Are Popular Skills for Peer Support Specialists?
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Skills in Counseling, Health and Wellness, Mentoring and Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral / Verbal Communication.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Peer Support Specialists?
An entry-level Peer Support Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.80 based on 58 salaries. An early career Peer Support Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.27 based on 394 salaries. A mid-career Peer Support Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.69 based on 96 salaries. An experienced Peer Support Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.37 based on 44 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Peer Support Specialist in their job title in Portland, Oregon earn an average of 19.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (13.1% more) and San Diego, California (7.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (1.8% less).
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