Entry-Level Licensed Social Worker Salary

The average Entry-Level Licensed Social Worker can expect to rake in roughly $41K per year. Entry-Level Licensed Social Workers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 88 percent. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Licensed Social Workers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,762 - $52,797
(Median)
$31K
$41K
$53K
MEDIAN: $40,518
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$13.88 - $27.71
(Median)
$14
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,762 - $52,797  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,483  
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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$30,595 - $54,103  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 437
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.88 - $27.71  
   
Overtime
$1.36 - $49.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,483  
   
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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$30,595 - $54,103  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 205
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Licensed Social Worker Salaries

Spanish Language
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Counseling
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Case Management
0%

Group Therapy
0%

National Average
$41,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Common Health Benefits

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