A Licensed Social Worker earns an average salary of $41,596 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Spanish Language is associated with high pay for this job.
Licensed Social Worker Total Pay (?
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$30,651 - $57,197
(Median)
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50K
57K
MEDIAN: $41,596
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Licensed Social Worker Total Pay (?
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$14.98 - $31.88
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,651 - $57,197  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,630  
Profit Sharing
$101.74 - $983  
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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$31,012 - $59,967  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 889
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.98 - $31.88  
   
Overtime
$1.20 - $49.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,630  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.74 - $983  
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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$31,012 - $59,967  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 889
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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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Washington
up arrow 17%
Houston
up arrow 14%
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Philadelphia
up arrow 10%
Baltimore
up arrow 1%
National Average
$42,000
Chicago
up arrow 1%
Trenton
up arrow 1%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 8%
Cleveland
up arrow 10%
Cincinnati
up arrow 13%
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Experience Affects Licensed Social Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$42,000

Skills That Affect Licensed Social Worker Salaries

Spanish Language
up arrow 19%
Geriatrics
up arrow 5%
Counseling
up arrow 4%
Case Management
up arrow 1%
National Average
$42,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 267 votes.
Gender
Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 18%
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