The average pay for a Medical Social Worker is $51,027 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 Patient Counseling, Geriatrics, and Assessment.
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$39,104 - $66,978
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$67K
MEDIAN: $51,027
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$19.26 - $37.49
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,104 - $66,978  
   
Bonus
$197.74 - $2,024  
Profit Sharing
$50.87  
Total Pay (?
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$39,416 - $71,579  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 685
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$19.26 - $37.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.13  
Overtime
$24.66 - $57.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$197.74 - $2,024  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.87  
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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$39,416 - $71,579  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 489
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Social Worker

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,443

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Medical Social Worker Reviews

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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Experience Affects Medical Social Worker Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Medical Social Worker Salaries

Patient Counseling
up arrow 17%

Geriatrics
up arrow 14%

Assessment
up arrow 13%


Group Therapy
up arrow 9%

Oncology
up arrow 8%

Counseling
up arrow 3%

Bereavement Counseling
up arrow 3%

Dialysis
up arrow 3%

Hospice
up arrow 2%

Case Management
0%

Hospice Care
0%

National Average
$52,000

discharge planning
up arrow 1%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 2%

Crisis intervention
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

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: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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