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Medical Social Worker Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Medical Social Worker is $49,469 per year. A skill in Home Health/Home Care is associated with high pay for this job.
Medical Social Worker Salary (?
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$37,102 - $65,916
(Median)
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49K
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MEDIAN: $49,468
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Medical Social Worker Salary (?
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$18.04 - $35.78
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,102 - $65,916  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,221  
Profit Sharing
$406.95 - $688  
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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$37,458 - $70,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 699
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$18.04 - $35.78  
   
Overtime
$1.66 - $59.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,221  
   
Profit Sharing
$406.95 - $688  
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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$37,458 - $70,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 530
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Job Description for Medical Social Worker

Medical social workers are in charge of completing administrative medical tasks while providing excellent client interactions. They are responsible for interviewing patients and relatives to form a better medical history. They perform the initial contact and complete a background screening before further testing. They document each client visit and report their progress to other medical professionals.
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Medical Social Worker Tasks
  • Communicate with patients and rehabilitation or care programs to ensure appropriate actions are taken.
  • Conduct psychosocial evaluations and advise clinicians on social work matters.
  • Coordinate patient interactions from patient care, discharge instructions, follow-up to aftercare information.
  • Negotiate with payers, outreach, family, and third party groups to safeguard patients.

Common Career Paths for Medical Social Worker

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Social Worker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
up arrow 47%
Seattle
up arrow 34%
Los Angeles
up arrow 21%
San Diego
up arrow 10%
New York
up arrow 10%
Phoenix
up arrow 7%
Houston
up arrow 6%
Chicago
up arrow 2%
Dallas
up arrow 2%
National Average
$51,000
Philadelphia
up arrow 1%
Atlanta
up arrow 3%
Austin
up arrow 4%
Birmingham
up arrow 10%
Grand Rapids
up arrow 11%
Indianapolis
up arrow 17%
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Experience Affects Medical Social Worker Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Medical Social Worker Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 13%
Bereavement Counseling
up arrow 9%
Dialysis
up arrow 7%
Counseling
up arrow 3%
Hospice
up arrow 2%
discharge planning
up arrow 2%
Case Management
up arrow 1%
Hospice Care
0%
National Average
$51,000
Patient Counseling
up arrow 13%
Crisis intervention
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 265 votes.

Gender

Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 16%