Licensed Social Worker Salary

A Licensed Social Worker earns an average salary of $44,670 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Patient Counseling and Spanish Language.

$32,891 - $62,801
$33K
$45K
$63K
MEDIAN: $45,029
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$16.24 - $30.82
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MEDIAN: $22.75
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$0$63K
Salary $32,891 - $62,801
Bonus $99.33 - $2,553
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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$33,373 - $63,326
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 489
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $16.24 - $30.82
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $19.25 - $45.78
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $99.33 - $2,553
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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$33,373 - $63,326
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 257

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Job Description for Licensed Social Worker

Licensed social workers perform a number of duties associated with helping clients. They are responsible for assessing and determining client’s needs based on the individual's goals and support system, as well as helping develop plans with client to help meet their needs. These professionals also assist clients in locating necessary resources and follow up as needed. Additionally, licensed social workers evaluate individuals for potential cognitive issues or mental illnesses, as well as help clients locate needed services to treat those issues as they exist. They also help develop treatment plans and provide therapy to clients and their families.

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Licensed 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 Licensed Social Worker

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Social Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Social Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 436 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed 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 $48,000 based on 174 salaries. An experienced Licensed Social Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 155 salaries. A Licensed 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 $53,000 based on 74 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,793

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Licensed Social Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Licensed Social Worker?

Licensed Social Worker in Edison:
"Helping others."
Pros: The appreciation from the patients and their families.
Cons: Stressful and not enough resources.

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Key Stats for Licensed Social Worker

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Licensed Social Worker Salaries

▲15%

▲11%

▲5%

National Average
$46,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Licensed Social Worker Salaries

Patient Counseling
▲19%


Training
▲1%

Psychiatric
▼0%

National Average
$46,000

Counseling
▼1%

discharge planning
▼1%

Case Management
▼2%


Crisis intervention
▼7%

Community Outreach / Activism
▼10%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▼12%

Assessment
▼13%

Geriatrics
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 19%
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