Entry-Level Licensed Social Worker Salary

The average Entry-Level Licensed Social Worker can expect to rake in roughly $41K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most Entry-Level Licensed Social Workers report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Entry-Level Licensed Social Workers (88 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$30,775 - $52,955
(Median)
$31K
$41K
$53K
MEDIAN: $40,525
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$13.95 - $27.78
(Median)
$14
$20
$28
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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,775 - $52,955  
   
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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$30,612 - $54,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 437
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.95 - $27.78  
   
Overtime
$1.33 - $50.00  
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.
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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).
)
$30,612 - $54,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 203
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Licensed Social Worker Salaries

Spanish Language
up arrow 8%

Counseling
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Case Management
0%

National Average
$41,000

Group Therapy
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 15%
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