Social Services Employee - Federal Salaries of 2016
Pay Rates for "Social Services Employee"How much does a Social Services Employee in the federal government get paid? $49,122.38* *Based on the 2016 average.
Social Services Employee was the 319th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 254 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Social Services, with an average salary of $48,215.
Government Social Services jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
This occupation includes positions which require application of specialized program knowledge and service skills in providing assistance to individuals and families served by social welfare programs. This work involves such functions as obtaining selected background information through interviews and home visits, establishing eligibility to make use of agency resources, helping individuals identify needs that are related to services the agency can provide, explaining and encouraging the use of agency and community resources as means of dealing with identified problems, and making appropriate referrals to sources of additional help. These functions may be performed either (a) in conjunction with professional social work or (b) in conformity with agency procedural instructions and standards of service. Although these positions require a specialized knowledge of the social service program, they do not require a broad theoretical approach to social problems acquired through professional education in social work or in other recognized disciplines in the social sciences.
Agencies that have hired a Social Services Employee
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Veterans Health Administration||183||$48,214.63|
|Indian Health Service||11||$51,785.18|
|Office of the Director||4||$73,357.50|
Social Services Employee Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Social Services Employee is $49,122.38. The highest paid Social Services Employee made $77,579 in 2016.
Common Social Services Employee Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Social Services Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||254|
|Occupation Family:||0100 SOCIAL SCIENCE, PSYCHOLOGY, AND WELFARE GROUP|
Average Social Services Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016
In 2004, the average pay for a Social Services Employee was $42,899. Since then, the average pay has increased to $49,122 in 2016.
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