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Entry-Level Licensed Social Worker Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Licensed Social Workers is around $40K annually. Entry-Level Licensed Social Workers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 87 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Licensed Social Workers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$30,645 - $52,583
(Median)
$31K
$40K
$53K
MEDIAN: $40,345
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90%

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$13.84 - $27.34
(Median)
$14
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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
$30,645 - $52,583  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,993  
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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$30,432 - $53,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 436
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.84 - $27.34  
   
Overtime
$1.36 - $49.66  
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 - $1,993  
   
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).
)
$30,432 - $53,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 193
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Licensed Social Worker Salaries

Spanish Language
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Counseling
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National Average
$41,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 15%