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Entry-Level Licensed Social Worker Salary

For Entry-Level Licensed Social Workers, yearly average wages total $40K annually. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-half. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Licensed Social Workers who took the survey — 87 percent to be exact. The majority of Entry-Level Licensed Social Workers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,832 - $52,202
(Median)
$31K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $40,466
10%
50%
90%

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$13.94 - $28.14
(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
$30,832 - $52,202  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,466  
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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$30,674 - $53,895  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 434
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
$13.94 - $28.14  
   
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 - $2,466  
   
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).
)
$30,674 - $53,895  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 202

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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%

National Average
$41,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 15%
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