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Entry-Level Licensed Social Worker Salary

An average Entry-Level Licensed Social Worker can expect to take home roughly $40K per year. Entry-Level Licensed Social Workers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 87 percent. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$30,659 - $52,095
(Median)
$31K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $40,380
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50%
90%

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$13.90 - $28.18
(Median)
$14
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$30,659 - $52,095  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,492  
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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$30,485 - $53,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 451
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.90 - $28.18  
   
Overtime
$1.34 - $48.94  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,492  
   
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).
)
$30,485 - $53,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 201

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Licensed Social Worker Salaries

Spanish Language
up arrow 7%

Counseling
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Case Management
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National Average
$41,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 14%