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Geriatric Social Worker Salary (United States)

A Geriatric Social Worker earns an average salary of $40,190 per year. A skill in Case Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Geriatric Social Worker Salary (?
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$30,187 - $52,660
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,189
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Geriatric Social Worker Salary (?
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$12.85 - $30.14
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,187 - $52,660  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,068  
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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$28,488 - $56,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.85 - $30.14  
   
Overtime
$0.70 - $37.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,068  
   
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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$28,488 - $56,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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Job Description for Geriatric Social Worker

A geriatric social worker is a person who assists with the caring and welfare of the elderly. This position is one that does require specialized formal education, namely a bachelor’s degree in social work with a specialty in gerontology. However, most institutions require a master’s degree in social work specializing in gerontology. Some require a physical doctorate in the field. These programs typically require years of experience within the field, as well as traditional classroom instruction. While a geriatric social worker will typically keep traditional daytime office hours, those employed by some institutions may work extended hours, such as evenings, overnight, and weekends. A geriatric social worker can be employed by nursing homes, hospices, or state and governmental agencies.
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Geriatric Social Worker Tasks
  • Gather relevant information pertaining to case issues.
  • Facilitate education, support groups and referrals.
  • Maintain caseload, documentation and reevaluate patients at appropriate intervals.
  • Assess and treat patients and their families in understanding and coping with emotional and social problems.
  • Provide advocacy and resource services for the patient.

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Experience Affects Geriatric Social Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Geriatric Social Worker Salaries

Case Management
up arrow 15%
Geriatrics
up arrow 1%
National Average
$40,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 26%