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Geriatric Social Worker Salary

A Geriatric Social Worker earns an average salary of $40,215 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
$29,839 - $52,579
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$53K
MEDIAN: $40,215
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$12.48 - $31.71
(Median)
$12
$18
$32
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,839 - $52,579  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
Total Pay (?
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$27,674 - $55,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.48 - $31.71  
   
Overtime
$0.50 - $34.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
   
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).
)
$27,674 - $55,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
United States (change)

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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Pay by Experience Level for Geriatric Social Worker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Geriatric Social Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Geriatric Social Worker Salaries

Case Management
up arrow 10%

Geriatrics
up arrow 2%

National Average
$40,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 26%