Geriatric Social Worker Salary

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

$30,339 - $67,563
$30K
$46K
$68K
MEDIAN: $45,875
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50%
90%

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$12.56 - $31.30
$13
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $19.68
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$0$67K
Salary $30,339 - $67,563
Bonus $4,000
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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$28,536 - $66,224
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 44
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $12.56 - $31.30
Overtime $27.00
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $4,000
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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$28,536 - $66,224
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

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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

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

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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 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Geriatric Social Worker Salaries

▲35%

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$44,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Geriatric Social Worker Salaries

▲5%

National Average
$44,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 20%
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