Medical Social Worker Salary (United States)

A Medical Social Worker earns an average salary of $49,479 per year.
Medical Social Worker Total Pay (?
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$36,240 - $66,409
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57K
66K
MEDIAN: $49,479
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Medical Social Worker Total Pay (?
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$17.86 - $35.82
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,240 - $66,409  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,036  
Profit Sharing
$486.05 - $700  
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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$36,764 - $70,572  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,004
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.86 - $35.82  
   
Overtime
$1.25 - $56.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,036  
   
Profit Sharing
$486.05 - $700  
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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$36,764 - $70,572  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,004
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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.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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Seattle
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Boston
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Houston
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New York
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Phoenix
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Chicago
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$51,000
Austin
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Atlanta
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Birmingham
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Grand Rapids
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Indianapolis
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Experience Affects Medical Social Worker Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Medical Social Worker Salaries

Palliative Care
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Counseling
up arrow 4%
Hospice
up arrow 4%
Case Management
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Hospice Care
0%
National Average
$51,000
discharge planning
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Geriatrics
up arrow 18%
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Gender
Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 16%
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