Updated August 18, 2021
Average Advocate Salary
$16.37 hourly
$34,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$22,000 yearly
$22,000
10 %
$34,000
Median
$52,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$52,000
$4,333
$25
75th Percentile
$42,000
$3,500
$20
Average
$34,042
$2,837
$16
25th Percentile
$27,000
$2,250
$13
10th Percentile
$22,000
$1,833
$11

Average Advocate Salary By State

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Advocate average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$35,217
$16.93
Alaska
$38,636
$18.57
Arizona
$35,241
$16.94
Arkansas
$27,388
$13.17
California
$45,851
$22.04
Colorado
$35,578
$17.10
Connecticut
$38,799
$18.65
Delaware
$37,589
$18.07
District of Columbia
$55,491
$26.68
Florida
$38,084
$18.31
Georgia
$36,946
$17.76
Hawaii
$30,737
$14.78
Idaho
$33,547
$16.13
Illinois
$33,819
$16.26
Indiana
$32,862
$15.80
Iowa
$31,250
$15.02
Kansas
$35,732
$17.18
Kentucky
$34,217
$16.45
Louisiana
$35,858
$17.24
Maine
$35,587
$17.11
Maryland
$39,070
$18.78
Massachusetts
$34,613
$16.64
Michigan
$33,528
$16.12
Minnesota
$32,200
$15.48
Mississippi
$33,171
$15.95
Missouri
$31,314
$15.05
Montana
$26,317
$12.65
Nebraska
$29,476
$14.17
Nevada
$38,777
$18.64
New Hampshire
$34,045
$16.37
New Jersey
$38,493
$18.51
New Mexico
$29,938
$14.39
New York
$41,414
$19.91
North Carolina
$37,665
$18.11
North Dakota
$33,857
$16.28
Ohio
$34,434
$16.55
Oklahoma
$32,386
$15.57
Oregon
$35,871
$17.25
Pennsylvania
$37,398
$17.98
Rhode Island
$35,443
$17.04
South Carolina
$38,351
$18.44
South Dakota
$27,599
$13.27
Tennessee
$34,530
$16.60
Texas
$35,990
$17.30
Utah
$25,962
$12.48
Vermont
$33,445
$16.08
Virginia
$36,019
$17.32
Washington
$38,473
$18.50
West Virginia
$38,130
$18.33
Wisconsin
$34,991
$16.82
Wyoming
$36,734
$17.66

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Highest Paying Cities For Advocate

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Washington, DC
$55,459
$26.66
San Francisco, CA
$48,883
$23.50
New York, NY
$41,741
$20.07
Baltimore, MD
$39,136
$18.82
Tacoma, WA
$38,976
$18.74
Danbury, CT
$38,838
$18.67

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How much does an Advocate make?

  • The average advocate makes $34,042 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for an advocate is $16.37.
  • The average entry-level advocate salary is $22,000.
  • Highest paying states for advocate are California ($45,851), New York ($41,414), Maryland ($45,851) and Connecticut ($45,851).
  • Highest paying cities for advocate are Washington, DC ($55,459), San Francisco, CA, New York, NY, Baltimore, MD and Tacoma, WA.
  • Advocates on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $22,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $52,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $42,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $27,000
  • Industries with the highest advocate salaries are insurance, health care and non profits.

Average Advocate Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $34,000
    $16.37
    +1.9%
    2020
    $33,400
    $16.06
    +4.0%
    2019
    $32,100
    $15.43
    +3.1%
    2018
    $31,100
    $14.95
    +3.4%
    2017
    $30,000
    $14.45
    +1.9%

    How Much Do Advocates Make In Different Industries?

    Advocate salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with insurance, health care, and non profits companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, an advocate can make a yearly salary of $34,691 while working for insurance companies. All the while, other advocates are making $33,932 at health care companies and $32,831 at non profits companies. One industry advocates may want to avoid is the technology industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $30,202.
    RankIndustryAverage Advocate SalaryAdvocate Salary Range
    1Insurance
    $34,691
    $28k
    $37k
    2Health Care
    $33,932
    $28k
    $37k
    3Non Profits
    $32,831
    $28k
    $37k
    4Retail
    $31,985
    $28k
    $37k
    5Transportation
    $31,572
    $28k
    $37k
    6Technology
    $30,202
    $28k
    $37k

    High Paying Advocate Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Family Counselor

    Avg. salary: $36,102

    A Family Counselor treats married couples or family members in order to help them overcome mental or emotional problems. They provide effective treatment measures to help the family members resolve their issues.
    74,490 Family Counselor Jobs
    Outreach Worker

    Avg. salary: $30,608

    An outreach worker is responsible for supporting community events and relief efforts to assist citizens with their needs, providing them resources, and facilitating lifestyle programs. Outreach workers coordinate with participants, suppliers, and sponsors for funding and promotions. They also manage the budgeting and allocation of resources for the programs, ensuring that the activities adhere to the state regulations and community benefits. An outreach worker must have excellent communication and organizational skills, especially in writing progress reports and transactions.
    38,782 Outreach Worker Jobs
    Rehabilitation Counselor

    Avg. salary: $36,188

    Rehabilitation counselors are professional counselors who are responsible for helping individuals cope with their disabilities to live independently. These counselors are required to consult other professionals, family members, and individuals when developing a treatment plan based on the goals, strengths, limitations, and personal values of their clients. They must make connections with community support so that individuals with disabilities can avail of the types of services that are available. Rehabilitation counselors must also find employers and educate them in understanding the needs and abilities of disabled people.
    24,737 Rehabilitation Counselor Jobs
    Family Worker

    Avg. salary: $33,162

    A family worker's role is to provide an intervention with parents, children, and young persons to help improve outcomes for families and children. The job they do includes working with parents to help strengthen family relationships and their ability to provide support and be community involved closely. They implement a program that helps parents recognize a child's needs, encouraging child self-esteem development, and positive behavior. Moreover, other duties include giving referrals to other community services as required and to assess family progress.
    73,597 Family Worker Jobs
    Family Support Worker

    Avg. salary: $38,210

    A family service worker is a social service agent who assesses the needs of family and promotes wellbeing, social justice, and human rights through governmental and social service agencies. Family service workers offer services that can include counseling and mediation to families that will help them navigate the protocols of the social system. They act as liaisons between families facing problems and different government organizations. Family service workers also ensure that families in need are getting the benefits they are entitled to, as well as help them access various community resources.
    99,750 Family Support Worker Jobs
    Case Worker

    Avg. salary: $39,319

    Caseworkers are social workers who watch over the welfare of underprivileged individuals and at-risk families by counseling and providing them with assistance. Usually employed under the government or a local non-profit organization, a caseworker must conduct a thorough interview and house visits to determine the needs of the family. They then refer them to any programs or agencies that can give them the specific care and help needed. Furthermore, it is crucial to identify neglect and abuse signs, reporting them to the authorities right away.
    86,158 Case Worker Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Family Counselor
    $36,103
    $3,009
    $17.36
    74,490
    Outreach Worker
    $30,608
    $2,551
    $14.72
    38,782
    Rehabilitation Counselor
    $36,189
    $3,016
    $17.40
    24,737
    Family Worker
    $33,163
    $2,764
    $15.94
    73,597
    Family Support Worker
    $38,210
    $3,184
    $18.37
    99,750
    Case Worker
    $39,319
    $3,277
    $18.90
    86,158
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    Advocate Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for an advocate can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.
    Experience LevelascdescAvg. SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
    Entry Level
    $27,200
    $13.08
    Mid Level
    $32,900
    $15.83
    Senior Level
    $37,900
    $18.23

    Which Companies Pay Advocates The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as an advocate, being employed by a company such as Microsoft or Nvidia would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Lockheed Martin and IBM also report highly competitive salaries for advocates.
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    Recently Added Advocate Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Hope Coalition
    Outreach Advocate
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    Red Wing, MN
    08/31/2021
    $33,914
    08/31/2021
    Carvana
    Inventory Advocate, Market Operations
    Inventory Advocate, Market Operations
    Harrisburg, PA
    08/31/2021
    $32,349
    08/31/2021
    Carvana
    Inventory Advocate, Market Operations
    Inventory Advocate, Market Operations
    Houston, TX
    08/31/2021
    $32,349
    08/31/2021
    NRDC
    International Energy Advocate
    International Energy Advocate
    Washington, DC
    08/31/2021
    $120,000
    08/31/2021
    Carvana
    Inventory Advocate, Market Operations
    Inventory Advocate, Market Operations
    Ontario, CA
    08/31/2021
    $34,436
    08/31/2021
    Carvana
    Inventory Advocate, Market Operations
    Inventory Advocate, Market Operations
    Chicago, IL
    08/31/2021
    $32,349
    08/31/2021
    Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services
    Program Advocate Shifts May Vary)-Junction Point
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    Seattle, WA
    08/31/2021
    $37,211
    08/31/2021
    Carvana
    Inventory Advocate, Market Operations
    Inventory Advocate, Market Operations
    Kansas City, KS
    08/31/2021
    $32,349
    08/31/2021
    Carvana
    Inventory Advocate, Market Operations
    Inventory Advocate, Market Operations
    Indianapolis, IN
    08/31/2021
    $32,349
    08/31/2021
    Volunteers of America-Utah
    Housing Advocate-Grave Shift-Paid
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    Salt Lake City, UT
    08/29/2021
    $31,305
    08/29/2021

    Average Advocate Salary by Demographic

    Advocate Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $34,500
    female-income
    Female Income
    $33,304
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$34,500
    Female$33,304
    Median Advocate Income by Race
    White advocates have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Asian advocates have the lowest average salary at $33,403.
    $35,000
    $28,000
    $21,000
    $14,000
    $7,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$34,235
    Black or African American$33,597
    Asian$33,403
    Hispanic or Latino$34,155
    Average Advocate Salary by Education Level
    Advocates with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $37,758 annually. With a Bachelors degree, advocates earn a median annual income of $33,304 compared to $31,225 for advocates with an Associate degree.
    $40,000
    $32,000
    $24,000
    $16,000
    $8,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$30,266
    Master's Degree$37,758
    Bachelor's Degree$33,304
    Some College/ Associate Degree$31,225