A Social Worker earns an average salary of £25,804 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Social Worker Total Pay (?
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£19,397 - £33,646
(Median)
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34K
MEDIAN: £25,804
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Social Worker Total Pay (?
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£6.68 - £30.57
(Median)
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MEDIAN: £17.00
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National Salary Data

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£0£12K£24K£36K
Salary
£19,397 - £33,646  
   
Bonus
£0.00 - £2,880  
Profit Sharing
£0.00 - £10,050  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£19,329 - £35,653  
PayScale
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 595
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£17£34£51
Hourly Rate
£6.68 - £30.57  
   
Overtime
£0.00 - £49.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£50K£100K£150K
Bonus
£0.00 - £2,880  
   
Profit Sharing
£0.00 - £10,050  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
£19,329 - £35,653  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 595
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Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
up arrow 12%
Glasgow
up arrow 11%
Liverpool
up arrow 6%
Poole
up arrow 3%
National Average
₤26,000
Birmingham
up arrow 3%
Hull
up arrow 3%
Bedford
up arrow 4%
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
up arrow 7%
Leicester
up arrow 10%
Ipswich
up arrow 12%
Derby
up arrow 14%
Leeds
up arrow 14%
Manchester
up arrow 16%
Brighton
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Experience Affects Social Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%
Late-Career
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
up arrow 15%
National Average
₤26,000

Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

child protection
up arrow 7%
fostering
up arrow 3%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%
National Average
₤26,000
Child Placement
up arrow 1%
Assessment
up arrow 14%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 10% dental benefits Dental: 4%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 84%
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