How Much Do Social Service Assistants Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Social and Human Service Assistants

Social and Human Service Assistants assist other social and human service providers in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$38230 per year
Hourly wage
$18 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$24,950 to $29,220 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$12 to $14 per hour

Entry-level Social and Human Service Assistants with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $24,950 to $29,220 per year or $12 to $14 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Social and Human Service Assistants to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $27 $56,080
Senior (Top 25%) $22 $45,100
Middle (Mid 50%) $17 $35,960
Junior (Bottom 25%) $14 $29,220
No experience (Bottom 10%) $12 $24,950

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $26 $54,640
ND $23 $48,020
CA $22 $45,130
AK $21 $43,750
CT $21 $43,670
WI $21 $43,240
WA $20 $41,560
IL $20 $41,260
OR $20 $40,880
NY $19 $39,950

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Social and Human Service Assistant is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Social Service Assistants are in the states of DC, ND, CA, AK and CT.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training $54230 $26.07
Federal Executive Branch $50070 $24.07
Insurance Carriers $48290 $23.22
Grantmaking and Giving Services $46020 $22.13
Local Government $44460 $21.37
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services $44190 $21.25
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities $43880 $21.10
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $43850 $21.08
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $42220 $20.30
Technical and Trade Schools $41860 $20.13
Junior Colleges $41770 $20.08
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals $41580 $19.99
Management of Companies and Enterprises $41250 $19.83
Specialty Hospitals $41190 $19.80
State Government $40620 $19.53
Educational Support Services $40400 $19.42
Real Estate $40390 $19.42
Office Administrative Services $40130 $19.29
Social Advocacy Organizations $39660 $19.07
Elementary and Secondary Schools $39260 $18.87
Offices of Physicians $39040 $18.77
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services $38750 $18.63
Home Health Care Services $38690 $18.60
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $38490 $18.50
Scientific Research and Development Services $38250 $18.39
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) $38170 $18.35
Residential Building Construction $37770 $18.16
Individual and Family Services $37080 $17.83
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $36820 $17.70
Offices of Other Health Practitioners $36680 $17.63

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