GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF HOMES AND SERVICES FOR CHILDREN
1997 Survey of Salaries and Benefits Policy
Confidential Results
For GAHSC Members Only


The following survey was received from 31 of Georgia’s Children’s Agencies.
GAHSC has collected the following data and compiled the results.


Agency Characteristics

1. A. Current annual budget of 31 surveyed agencies.

12 (39%) Less than $500,000 3(10%) $2,500,001-$5,000,000

2 (6%) $500,001-$750,000 2 ( 6%) $5,000,001-$7,500,000

4 (13%) $750,001-$1,000,000 1 ( 3%) $7,500,001-$10,000,000

6 (19%) $1,000,001-$2,500,000 1 ( 3%) $10,000,001-$20,000,000

B. The number of children served annually by the 31 agencies surveyed. (Full-time equivalency)

0-10 1 71-80 2 141-150 2 211-220 0

11-20 2 81-90 0 151-160 1 221-230 1

21-30 0 91-100 2 161-170 0 231-240 0

31-40 4 101-110 1 171-180 0 241-250 1

41-50 1 111-120 1 181-190 1 >250 3

51-60 3 121-130 1 191-200 0

61-70 3 131-140 0 201-210 0 *1 agency did not respond

2. A. The total number of employees--full-time and part-time--that work at the 31 agencies surveyed.
 

  Full-time Part-time 

benefits

Part-time 

non-ben.

0-10 10 (33%) 7 (20%) 22 (63%)
11-20 6 (20%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%)
21-30 4 (13%)   3 (9%)
31-40 1 (3%)    
41-50 2 (6%)   1 (3%)
51-60 0    
61-70 0 1 (3%)  
71-80 1 (3%)    
81-90   1 (3%)
91-100 0    
100+ 5 (16%)    
       
Policies and Practices

1. When the 31 agencies employee’s are eligible to participate in the health care plan (insured or HMO) and in other group insurance plans (life, disability):

Health Other group insurance plans

9 (29%) On the first active day at work 5 (16%) On the first active day at work

10 (32%) After 30-59 days of employment 3 (10%) After 30-59 days of employment

3 (10%) After 60-89 days of employment 4 (13%) After 60-89 days of employment

5 ( 16%) After 90-185 days of employment 5 ( 16%) After 90-185 days of employment

0 ( 0%) After 6 months of employment 0 ( 0%) After 6 months of employment

4 (13%) No plan available

2. Types of paid leave programs the 31 agencies provide for their full-time employees:

27 (87%) Separate programs of sick leave and vacation (report separately under "Sick Leave" and under "Vacation")

4 (13%) A paid-time-off (PTO) program that combines time off for vacation and sick leave (report under "Vacation" only)

3. Paid sick days that the 31 agencies grant their employees each year.

  0-5 days - 7 (23%)

6-10 days - 9 (29%)

11-15 days - 11 (35%)

As needed- 1 (3%)

Included in PTO- 2 (6%)

 *1 Agency did not reply

 4. Number of days of vacation or PTO earned at each of the following service plateaus for each of the 31 agencies.

 
 
  6 mos. 1 year 3 years 5 years 10 years 15 years 20 years  25 years
0-5 19 (61%)              
6-10 8 (26%) 16 (52%) 9 (29%) 4 (13%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%)
11-15 2 (6%) 11 (35%) 15 (48%) 14 (45%) 12 (39%) 11 (35%) 11 (35%) 11 (35%)
16-20   1 (3%) 2 (6%) 6 (19%) 8 (26%) 8 (26%) 8 (26%) 8 (26%)
21-25 1 (3%) 2 (6%) 4 (13%) 5 (16%) 7 (23%) 8 (26%) 8 (26%) 7 (23%)
25-30       1 (3%)       1 ( 3%)
30-35         2 (6%) 2 (6%) 2 (6%) 2 (6%)
 

* 1 Agency provides PTO as needed by the employee.

5. Paid holidays (including floating/personal/employee birthday) that the 31 agencies have scheduled for 1997.

0-3 days - 1 (3%)

4-6 days - 4 (13%)

7-9 days - 11 (35%)

10-12 days - 10 (32%)

13-15 days - 3 (10%)

6. The following benefit coverage is available by the 31 agencies:

Traditional Indemnity Health Care Plan

12 (39%) Employee

6 (19%) Dependent/Family

Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)

18 (58%) Employee

10 (32%) Dependent/Family

Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)

4 (13%) Employee

3 (10%) Dependent/Family

Dental Plan/Coverage

18 (58%) Employee

10 (32%) Dependent/Family

Vision Plan/Coverage

8 (26%) Employee

1 ( 3%) Dependent/Family

Prescription Drug Plan/Coverage

24 (77%) Employee

12 (39%) Dependent/Family

 

7. The following is the 31 agencies status on a qualified pension plan.

  20 (65%) Agencies do have a qualified pension plan

11 (35%) Agencies do not have a qualified pension plan

 

For the agencies that answered YES to the preceeding question, the following agencies are either contributory or non-contributory:

11 (55%) Contributory(employee is required to contribute to benefit costs)

9 (45%) Non-contributory (agency pays 100% of benefit costs)

8. A. The 31 agencies normal time for pay increases are:

12 (39%) Annually on the employee’s hire anniversary

11 (35%) Annually on one date for all employees

0 (0%) Semi-Annually

5 (16%) Varies based on employee> 


Transfer interrupted!

2 (6%) Other: Promotion

*1 Agency did not respond to the question.

B. The 31 agencies surveyed will be increasing their employees salaries by the following percentages in the next 12 months:

0-1%4 (13%)

1-2%-2 (6%)

3-4%-17 (55%)

5-6%-5 (16%)

7-8%-0 (0%)

9-10%-1 (3%)

  *2 Agencies did not respond to the question.

  9. The following information was collected from the 31 agencies surveyed regarding employee salaries:

STARTING SALARIES OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S:

  AGENCY BUDGET:
 
Salaries: less than $500,000 $500,001-750,000 $750,001-1,000,000 $1,000,001- 

2,500,000

$2,500,001- 

5,000,000

$5,000,001 +
10-15K 2          
16-20K            
21-25K            
26-30K 2   1 2    
31-35K 2          
36-40K 3 1 2 2    
41-45K         1  
46-50K       2    
51-55K            
56-60K   1 1      
61-65K            
66-70K           1
71-75K 1          
76-80K            
81-85K         1  
86-90K         1 1
91-95K            
96-100K            
MEAN: 

MEDIAN:

RANGE:

$33,775 

$33,500

$12,000-

$75,000

$50,000 

$50,000

$40,000-$60,000

$41,650 

$38,300

$30,000-$60,000

$40,800 

$40,000

$30,000-$48,000

$72,166 

$85,500

$45,000-$86,000

$62,000 

$62,000

$54,000-$70,000

 

*1 Agency Director provides services voluntarily.

*3 Agencies did not respond to the question.

 

PRESENT SALARIES OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS:

AGENCY BUDGET:
 
Salaries: less than 

$500,000

$500,001-750,000 $750,001-1,000,000 $1,000,001-2,500,000 $2,500,000-5,000,000 $5,000,001 +
10-15K 1          
16-20K            
21-25K 1          
26-30K 1          
31-35K 3     1    
36-40K 1   2      
41-45K     1      
46-50K 2 1     1  
51-55K 2     2    
56-60K     1 3   1
61-65K            
66-70K   1       1
71-75K            
76-80K            
81-85K         1  
86-90K         1  
MEAN: 

MEDIAN:

RANGE:

$36,016 

$35,000

$4,680-$52,000

$58,500 

$58,500

$50,000-$67,000

$46,108 

$42,550

$39,333-$60,000

$51,600 

$54,250

$33,000-$60,500

$72,500 

$85,500

$46,000-$86,000

$62,250 

$62,250

$60,500-$70,000

 *3 Agencies did not respond to the question.

STARTING SALARIES OF OTHER AGENCY EMPLOYEES:

 
 
SALARIES: Clinical Program Director Social Worker 

 

Direct Care: 

Shift Worker

Direct Care: 

24 Hour Staff

10-12K     8 8
13-15K   1 5 3
16-18K 1 2 4 7
19-21K 1 6   1
22-24K 4 6    
25-27K 2 8    
28-30K 5 1    
31-33K        
34-36K 3      
37-39K        
40-42K 2      
43-45K 3 1    
46-48K 1      
49-51K        
52-54K        
55-57K        
58-60K        
61-63K 1      
MEAN: 

MEDIAN:

RANGE:

$33,910 

$35,000

$18000-$62,000

$22,470 

$23,250

$15,163-$30,000

$13,100 

$12,480

$5,594-$18,000

$13,613 

$13,760

$6,000-$18,000

 

PRESENT SALARIES FOR OTHER AGENCY EMPLOYEES:

 
 
SALARIES: Clinical Program Director Social Worker Direct Care: 

Shift Worker

Direct Care: 

24 Hour Staff

10-12K     4 5
13-15K     2 5
16-18K 1 1 6 5
19-21K   2 1 2
22-24K 1 6   2
25-27K 3 9 1  
28-30K 3 3   1
31-33K 1 2 1 (live-in)  
34-36K 1 1    
37-39K 2      
40-42K 4      
43-45K 3 1    
46-48K 1      
49-51K 2      
52-54K        
55-57K        
58-60K        
61-63K 1      
MEAN: 

MEDIAN:

RANGE:

$35,902 

$40,000

$18,000-$62,000

$25,539 

$25,000

$15,163-$36,479

$16,695 

$16,297

$9,880-$31,200

$17,359 

$16,640

$9,360-$31,200