Social Services Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$44,000
$33,000
Min 10%
$44,000
Median 50%
$59,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Centene
Highest Paying City
Burbank, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a social services specialist make?
The national average salary for a Social Services Specialist in the U.S. is $44,742 annually or $21.51 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $59,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $33,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Social Services Specialists are in Health Care companies and Finance companies. California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and Idaho are some of the states with the best Social Services Specialist salaries in the US. Most Social Services Specialists spend 3.5 years in the position.
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Average Social Services Specialist Salary By Location

Social Services Specialists in the US makes an average salary of $44,742 per year or $21.51 per hour. Burbank, CA reports the highest Social Services Specialist salaries at $59,217 per year. The average starting salary in Burbank, CA for Social Services Specialists is $36,000. Some of the states with the best Social Services Specialist salaries are California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, North Dakota, and West Virginia. The lowest earning states are Oklahoma, New Hampshire, Mississippi, Nebraska, and Massachusetts.

Map of Social Services Specialist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Social Services Specialists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Social Services Specialist Salary By Company

Social Services Specialists report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Health Care companies and Finance companies have the most job opportunities for Social Services Specialists. Centene and Catholic Health Initiatives are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like Catchafire and Parkview Health report highly competitive salaries for Social Services Specialists.

Average Social Services Specialist Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Social Services Specialist works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Government companies, Insurance companies, and Retail companies pay higher-than-average wages for Social Services Specialists. Government companies pay Social Services Specialists an average salary of $54,345, Insurance companies pay $50,141, and Retail companys come in at $46,170. At $42,402, the average salary for Social Services Specialists in the Health Care industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Government
Government
$54,345
$54k
Insurance
Insurance
$50,141
$50k
Retail
Retail
$46,170
$46k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$44,281
$44k
Health Care
Health Care
$42,402
$42k

Social Services Specialist Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Social Services Specialist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Social Services Specialist can range from $35,759 to $49,833 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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.

Recently Added Social Services Specialist Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
State of Washington
Dcyf Social Service Specialists (Sss3 or In Training)-King County
04/28/2020
$49,932
State of Georgia
Dhs/Dfcs/Ss-Social Services Specialist Supervisor (Foster Care
03/29/2020
$47,101
Georgia Department of Revenue
Dhs/Dfcs/Ss-Social Services Specialist Supervisor
03/26/2020
$47,101
Washington State
Dshs Altsa Social Service Specialist 3
03/26/2020
$52,536
State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources
Social Services Program Specialist I Dser
03/21/2020
$38,771
State of Georgia
Dhs/Dfcs/Ss-Social Services Specialist Supervisor
03/06/2020
$47,101
Georgia Department of Revenue
Dhs/Dfcs/Ss-Social Services Specialist Supervisor
03/05/2020
$47,101
Washington State
Dshs Altsa Social Service Specialist 5
03/05/2020
$62,460
Employment & Training Regional Representative (Tanf/Snap E&T)-Social Services Specialist III
02/26/2020
$51,408
Fairfax County Sheriff's Office
Social Services Specialist II
02/22/2020
$56,816
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