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ERIC Number: ED440738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 197
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87868-782-3
Salary Study, 1999.
Feagans, Laura
This report details a study of trends in the salaries of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and other personnel at member agencies of the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA). Responding to the study's mail survey were 437 out of 977 CEOs (44.7 percent) and 337 out of 825 CWLA member agencies (40.8 percent). The bulk of the report is comprised of tables and reports of findings. Most of the tables delineate salaries by agency type, with CEO salaries also delineated by CWLA membership region, selected states, agency income, educational level, gender, and race. The positions of child protective services workers, by degree earned, have been added to the 1999 study, and the positions of other direct service practitioners are broken out as such, also by degree earned. Vacancy, turnover, and cuts rates are reported for member agencies overall and child protective services workers. Findings indicate that CEOs of voluntary child welfare agencies had a median salary of $86,700, an increase of 10.1 percent from 1997. Eighty-five percent of CEOs were Caucasian, but the average salary of non-Caucasian CEOs was higher. Assistant executive directors had a salary increase of 1.5 percent, the smallest increase since the salary study began in 1981. Four full-time position categories in voluntary agencies (directors of major programs, residential education directors, lead teachers in a day care center, and research staff with a doctorate) had median salaries that decreased between 1997 and 1999. On average, persons who install and repair telephones earned more than supervisors of child welfare agencies, education day care directors, all child protective and other direct service practitioners, day care teachers, and residential child care workers. (EV)
Child Welfare League of America, Inc., 440 First Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20001-2085. Tel: 202-638-2952; Fax: 202-638-4004; Web site:; e-mail:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington, DC.