Geriatric Social Worker Salary

A Geriatric Social Worker earns an average salary of $45,635 per year.

$30,554 - $66,699
$31K
$46K
$67K
MEDIAN: $45,635
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$12.47 - $28.67
$12
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,554 - $66,699  
   
Total Pay (?
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$29,529 - $65,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.47 - $28.67  
   
Overtime
$34.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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$29,529 - $65,260  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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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

  • Assess and treat patients and their families in understanding and coping with emotional and social problems.
  • Provide advocacy and resource services for the patient.
  • Maintain caseload, documentation and reevaluate patients at appropriate intervals.
  • Gather relevant information pertaining to case issues.
  • Facilitate education, support groups and referrals.

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Pay by Experience Level for Geriatric Social Worker

Pay by Experience for a Geriatric Social Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Geriatric Social Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 39 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Geriatric Social Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Geriatric Social Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 18 salaries. A Geriatric Social Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Geriatric Social Worker

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Geriatric Social Worker Salaries

▲37%

▲4%

▲3%

National Average
$43,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Geriatric Social Worker Salaries

▲6%

National Average
$43,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 18%
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