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Social Services Aid and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Social Services Aid and Assistant"

How much does a Social Services Aid and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $47,493.97* *Based on the 2020 average.

Social Services Aid and Assistant was the 193rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 743 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Social Services Aid And Assistant, with an average salary of $47,233.

Government Social Services Aid And Assistant jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Social Services Aid And Assistant job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. 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.

Job Description

This occupation covers nonprofessional positions in support of counseling, guidance, and related social services work in social, employment assistance, or similar programs. The persons served by the programs may be individuals or families in the community or individuals in an institution, dormitory, or other Government facility. Duties may range from work that involves group leadership and giving practical guidance on day-to-day activities to residents in a Government facility to work that involves giving unemployed adults information and assistance on community job training or employment opportunities. The work requires skill to communicate effectively and to work constructively with members of the particular group involved. The work also requires a practical knowledge of program requirements and procedures, and a practical understanding of some of the more routine methods and techniques of counseling.

Technical and Medical Support Positions encompass jobs that require specialized, practical knowledge and the ability to perform skilled tasked. However, these skills can often be learned on the job or through training when you are hired. In some cases, certifications are required to qualify. Additional education such as an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree will increase starting grade and lead to promotion. Typically promotions are given 1 grade at a time up to a maximum of GS-9.

Agencies that have hired a Social Services Aid and Assistant

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 359 $47,233.44
Forest Service 298 $47,021.27
Indian Health Service 62 $46,260.02
Office of the Director 14 $71,441.71
Indian Affairs 7 $49,312.71
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 3 $35,040.33

Social Services Aid and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Social Services Aid and Assistant is $47,493.97. The highest paid Social Services Aid and Assistant made $86,435 in 2020.

Common Social Services Aid and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Social Services Aid And Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 742
CY - Contract Education--school Year 1

Starting Paygrade: $20,172.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $61,227.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Technical and Medical Support

Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade

GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Social Services Aid and Assistant jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Data TranscriberClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Electronics TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Military PayClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Mail and FileClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Animal Health TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Social Services Aid And Assistant Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Social Services Aid and Assistant was $34,521. Since then, the average pay has increased to $47,494 in 2020.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0186.

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