Entry-Level Medical Social Worker Salary

An Entry-Level Medical Social Worker earns an average salary of $48,529 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Home Health/Home Care and Dialysis.

$36,271 - $58,724
$36K
$49K
$59K
MEDIAN: $48,529
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$18.29 - $33.87
$18
$25
$34
MEDIAN: $24.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$36,271 - $58,724  
   
Bonus
$155.00 - $4,000  
Profit Sharing
$50.00  
Total Pay (?
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$37,119 - $65,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 321
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$18.29 - $33.87  
   
Overtime
$33.20 - $53.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$155.00 - $4,000  
   
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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$37,119 - $65,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 217

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Medical Social Worker Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Medical Social Worker in Grove City:
"Never a dull moment!"
One needs to be proficient in multi-tasking, re-prioritizing throughout the day as necessary and communication with peers, patients, families and management. Those who excel in this job are optimistic people with strong leadership skills and a great deal of patience. Organizational skills are necessary as well.

Medical Social Worker in Downers Grove:
"Grueling Work, Frantic Pace, Must Keep Track Of Details"
Hospital Social Work seems to pay better than community social work. However, in some hospital institutions Social Workers are more tolerated than welcomed. Furthermore, the rest of the Social Work field may some times look down on Medical Social Workers as the duties in medical are seen as different than mental health or community social work. In medical social work your client contact is short-term, concerned primarily it's about discharge planning. It is a frantic pace and patients must be moved out, so, don't make early evening plans as you might not get there on time. You can't just walk out at 5:00 PM if there are still patients who need to leave. You will likely have to work occasional weekends and/or carry a pager after hours. Social Workers who can do this job can work fast, keep track of details in the midst of constant interruptions, change priorities but still keep track of things and be a good manager of time.

Key Stats for Medical Social Worker

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Medical Social Worker Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
▲26%

Dialysis
▲19%

Palliative Care
▲6%

Bereavement Counseling
▲4%

Patient Counseling
▲4%

▲2%

Group Therapy
▲2%

Hospice
▲1%

Case Management
▼0%

National Average
$50,000

Hospice Care
▼1%

Crisis intervention
▼10%

discharge planning
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 17%