Clinical Social Worker Salary (United States)

A Clinical Social Worker earns an average salary of $49,361 per year.
Clinical Social Worker Total Pay (?
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$35,439 - $70,210
(Median)
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49K
59K
70K
MEDIAN: $49,361
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Clinical Social Worker Total Pay (?
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$18.77 - $40.59
(Median)
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26
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,439 - $70,210  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,964  
Profit Sharing
$504 - $1,597  
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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$36,297 - $74,193  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 627
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$18.77 - $40.59  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,964  
   
Profit Sharing
$504 - $1,597  
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).
)
$36,297 - $74,193  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 627
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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.

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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
up arrow 35%
Seattle
up arrow 29%
Philadelphia
up arrow 29%
Washington
up arrow 23%
Minneapolis
up arrow 23%
San Diego
up arrow 14%
New Haven
up arrow 11%
New York
up arrow 5%
Los Angeles
up arrow 3%
Boston
up arrow 2%
National Average
$51,000
Chicago
up arrow 1%
Baltimore
up arrow 2%
Raleigh
up arrow 4%
Detroit
up arrow 12%
Albuquerque
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Experience Affects Clinical Social Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%
Experienced
up arrow 6%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Clinical Social Worker Salaries

Geriatrics
up arrow 9%
Spanish Language
up arrow 6%
Case Management
up arrow 3%
Psychotherapy
up arrow 3%
Assessment
up arrow 1%
Counseling
0%
National Average
$51,000
Clinical Supervision
up arrow 4%
mental health
up arrow 6%

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Gender

Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
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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