Medical Social Worker Salary

The average pay for a Medical Social Worker is $51,432 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Dialysis, Geriatrics, and Assessment.
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$39,160 - $67,290
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$51K
$67K
MEDIAN: $51,432
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$19.52 - $38.26
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MEDIAN: $26.82
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,160 - $67,290  
   
Bonus
$197.27 - $2,534  
Profit Sharing
$50.00  
Total Pay (?
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$39,620 - $72,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 630
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$19.52 - $38.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.13  
Overtime
$32.49 - $59.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$197.27 - $2,534  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00  
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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$39,620 - $72,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 456

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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

  • 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.
  • Communicate with patients and rehabilitation or care programs to ensure appropriate actions are taken.
  • Conduct psychosocial evaluations and advise clinicians on social work matters.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Social Worker

Pay by Experience for a Medical Social Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Social Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 538 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Social Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 298 salaries. An experienced Medical Social Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 296 salaries. A Medical Social Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 158 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,206

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Medical Social Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Medical Social Worker?

Medical Social Worker in Hilo:
"Challenging and Rewarding."
Pros: Each day is something new and we have the opportunity to face fresh challenges everyday. The resolution of these challenges eases the challenges of life for our patients and enables them to succeed in a community setting.
Cons: There are limited resources in our community and we often cannot resolve all of the concerns that patients come to the hospital with.

Medical Social Worker in Murfreesboro:
"Hospice Work."
Pros: I love being able to be available to a vulnerable population that is in need of guidance and counseling due to grief. My job is flexible and I enjoy my coworkers.
Cons: I am very much underpaid for the work I do on a regular basis and based on my performance scores.

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Key Stats for Medical Social Worker

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 109 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Medical Social Worker Salaries

▲14%

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
$53,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Medical Social Worker Salaries

▲13%

Geriatrics
▲12%

Assessment
▲11%



Oncology
▲8%

Group Therapy
▲7%

▲3%




▲1%

Case Management
▼0%

Hospice Care
▼0%

National Average
$53,000

Crisis intervention
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 17%