A Clinical Social Worker earns an average salary of $49,046 per year. A skill in Psychotherapy is associated with high pay for this job.
Clinical Social Worker Total Pay (?
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$35,191 - $70,021
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49K
59K
70K
MEDIAN: $49,046
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Clinical Social Worker Total Pay (?
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$18.94 - $40.47
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,191 - $70,021  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $1,543  
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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$36,224 - $73,922  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 563
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$18.94 - $40.47  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $46.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $1,543  
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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$36,224 - $73,922  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 563
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Job Description for Clinical Social Worker
The duties performed by a clinical social worker role are numerous and vary according to the particular setting in which they work. Overall, clinical social workers deliver therapy to individuals who are in need of mental or emotional support, as well as coordinate various other services to help meet individuals’ needs. Clinical social workers’ work environments vary widely depending on their employers; typical employers include hospitals, mental health clinics, residential nursing facilities, home healthcare companies, and substance abuse treatment centers.
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Clinical Social Worker Tasks
  • Communicate with patients and rehabilitation or care programs to ensure appropriate actions are taken.
  • Conduct psychosocial evaluations and advise clinicians on social work matters.
  • Coordinate patient interactions from patient care, discharge instructions, follow-up to aftercare information.
  • Negotiate with payers, outreach, family, and third party groups to safeguard patients.
Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Social Worker
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Houston
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Philadelphia
up arrow 30%
Seattle
up arrow 24%
Minneapolis
up arrow 23%
Washington
up arrow 21%
New York
up arrow 6%
Los Angeles
up arrow 4%
Chicago
0%
National Average
$50,000
Boston
up arrow 1%
Raleigh
up arrow 4%
Baltimore
up arrow 9%
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Experience Affects Clinical Social Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$50,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Clinical Social Worker Salaries

Psychotherapy
up arrow 13%
Geriatrics
up arrow 9%
Spanish Language
up arrow 7%
National Average
$50,000
Counseling
up arrow 1%
mental health
up arrow 5%
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Gender
Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 18%
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