Domestic economist - Salary and Career
Social workers and domestic economists

Domestic economist - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They provide social services by advising individuals, families, communities and institutions on rights and duties (standards, codes and legislation), social services and resources and education programs, planning, coordinating and evaluating social plans, programs and projects in different areas of professional activity ( security, education, work, legal, housing and others), acting in the public and private spheres, guide and monitor development actions related to the domestic economy, in the areas of housing, clothing and textiles, human development, family economy, consumer education, food and health, perform administrative tasks and articulate available financial resources.

How much does an Domestic economist earn

A Domestic economist earns between $1.467 and $13.274 per month, with an average monthly salary of $4.784 and a median salary of $4.000 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 56 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Domestic economist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 4.784 57.406 1.196 24
1º Quartile 1.467 17.599 367 7
Median Salary 4.000 48.002 1.000 20
3º Quartile 10.124 121.484 2.531 51
Higher Salary 13.274 159.293 3.319 67

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of the social sciences and humanities
      • social scientists, psychologists
        • social workers and domestic economists

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Main workplaces

Social workers and domestic economists they work in institutions in the public and private spheres, as well as in NGOs. They can work in companies or institutions in the agricultural, commercial, industrial and service sectors. The focus of action is the family (or individual). They are statutory or employees with a formal contract. They work as a team, under occasional supervision, indoors and during the day, and the social worker can work irregular hours during shifts and in emergency cases. Eventually, they work under pressure, leading to a stressful situation.

What does it take to work in the field of Social workers and domestic economists

The exercise of these occupations requires a degree in social work for the occupation of Social Worker and training in Home Economics for the occupation of Domestic Economist.

Functions and activities of Domestic economist

Social workers and domestic economists must:

  • perform technical procedures;
  • execute technical procedures;
  • plan social policies;
  • evaluate stocks;
  • rate actions;
  • articulate available resources;
  • plan social policy;
  • planning social policies;
  • evaluate actions;
  • research social reality;
  • perform the management of programs, projects, services, benefits and equipment;
  • evaluate shares;
  • develop individual and collective capabilities and possibilities;
  • developing individual and collective capabilities and possibilities;
  • promote technical and social events;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • perform administrative tasks;

  • Activities

    • define objectives and goals;
    • respect ethnic, cultural, gender, creed, sexual orientation, etc;
    • forward to access to established rights;
    • work as a team;
    • articulate a service network;
    • articulate resources for entering the job market;
    • capture financial, material and human resources;
    • demonstrate self-control;
    • perform bibliographic and documentary research;
    • form partnerships;
    • define beneficiary public;
    • request police reinforcement;
    • negotiate with public and private organizations and institutions;
    • hire staff and services;
    • teach the optimization of resource use;
    • register users, entities and resources;
    • identify income generation possibilities;
    • articulate with judicial executive power in the three spheres of power;
    • study feasibility of proposed projects;
    • identify available financial resources;
    • guide on ergonomic aspects of work;
    • manage financial resources;
    • formulate instruments (forms, questionnaires, etc);
    • develop food education programs for healthy people;
    • select personnel;
    • evaluate compliance with the objectives of proposed programs, projects, services and plans;
    • analyze data;
    • research information �in loco�;
    • coordinate programs, projects, services, benefits and equipment;
    • notify suspected and confirmed situations of abuse;
    • research interests and needs of the population;
    • control costs;
    • formulate menus for healthy people;
    • provide operational material;
    • perform social interviews;
    • define material resources;
    • perform technical coordination of social service;
    • monitor compliance with the commitments agreed with the user;
    • formulate proposals;
    • train staff;
    • work as a team;
    • supervise the work of technicians in the area;
    • perform professional tutoring;
    • apply evaluation instruments;
    • provide official documentation;
    • determine nature and objectives of the event;
    • deal with stress;
    • organizing the participatory process in politics;
    • recruit personnel;
    • articulate with social movements;
    • table data;
    • research characteristics of the area of expertise;
    • assign tasks to the team;
    • compile data;
    • guidance on norms, codes and legislation;
    • prepare technical material;
    • research user satisfaction;
    • guide on special care;
    • evaluate costs;
    • register calls;
    • facilitate socio-educational groups;
    • get number of users;
    • establish service criteria;
    • establish a schedule;
    • develop plans, programs, projects and services;
    • elaborate technical opinions;
    • advising public agencies, companies and civil organizations;
    • guidance on the institution's routines;
    • prepare technical reports;
    • perform a socio-territorial study;
    • integrate case study groups;
    • control document flow;
    • guidance on optimizing the use of resources;
    • overcoming adverse situations;
    • disclose the event;
    • define human resources;
    • evaluate results of programs, projects, services and plans;
    • prepare schedule;
    • issue report and social opinion;
    • maintain professional secrecy;
    • search partners;
    • organize collected data;
    • schedule activities;
    • demonstrate persistence;
    • scaling personnel;
    • define partners;
    • report situations of violence and violation of rights;
    • coordinate work groups;
    • work with professional ethics;
    • perform socioeconomic study;
    • map user's social profile;
    • make statistics;
    • develop social study and expertise;
    • relocate available resources;
    • monitor actions under development;
    • supervise curricular internships;
    • request vacancies in social services and facilities;
    • control statistical data;
    • participate in study groups;
    • clarify doubts;
    • produce educational material;
    • identify demands;
    • analyze demand and coverage;
    • determine the nature and objectives of the event;
    • define financial resources;
    • prepare proceedings for publication;
    • demonstrate professional listening skills;
    • define desired results and achievements in the policy;
    • perform social assessment;
    • evaluate capabilities, possibilities and limitations;
    • deal with adverse situations;
    • research public and private organizations and institutions;
    • consult organizations and experts;
    • perform home and institutional visits;
    • mediate conflicts;
    • broadcast search results;
    • guide on social services and resources;
    • formulate professional routines and procedures;
    • collect data;
    • organizing socio-educational groups;
    • guiding about the institution's routines;
    • participate in symposia, congresses and technical-scientific events;
    • perform social services;
    • identify social, family and community support networks;
    • guide on rights and duties;
    • guide on process content and procedures;
    • developing groups and socio-educational activities;
    • rate user satisfaction;
    • elaborate technical instruments;
    • create criteria and indicators for evaluation;
    • identify available social resources;
    • demonstrate boldness;
    • conduct courses, lectures, meetings and training;
    • fill in forms;
    • set priorities;
    • analyze the techniques used;
    • define methodology;
    • guidance on social rights;
    • invite participants;
    • define the problem;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • participate in public policy and rights councils;
    • identify possibilities for income generation;
    • participate in multidisciplinary and intersectoral teams;
    • monitor the execution of programs, projects, services and plans;
    • guidance on access to established rights;
    • propose budgetary amounts;
    • participate in technical committees;
    • publish the results of the event;

    Sectors that hire Domestic economist the most in the job market

    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • agronomy and consultancy services for agricultural and livestock activities
    • supplying prepared foods mainly for businesses
    • supply and management of human resources for third parties
    • agricultural support activities
    • welfare services without accommodation
    • service activities in emergency room and hospital units for emergency care
    • hospital care activities
    • activities of religious organizations
    • boards (accommodation)

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