Medical and Public Health Social Worker Salary

The average pay for a Medical and Public Health Social Worker is $47,550 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$32,911 - $72,526
(Median)
$33K
$48K
$73K
MEDIAN: $47,550
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$13.01 - $32.13
(Median)
$13
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,911 - $72,526  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $34,765  
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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$32,525 - $71,036  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.01 - $32.13  
   
Overtime
$0.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $34,765  
   
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).
)
$32,525 - $71,036  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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Job Description for Medical and Public Health Social Worker

Most of the time, medical and public health social workers work for government agencies. They must be concerned with the general well-being of communities. Social workers in this field might deal with communities of different sizes. They can work for cities, small towns, states, or the federal government. They must make sure that that the community they serve has adequate health information. They make sure that the entire community has necessary tools to make informed health decisions. They must have thorough knowledge in scientific, social, and health issues.

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Medical and Public Health Social Worker Tasks

  • Gather relevant information pertaining to case issues.
  • Facilitate education, support groups and referrals.
  • Maintain caseload, documentation and reevaluate patients at appropriate intervals.
  • Assess and treat patients and their families in understanding and coping with emotional and social problems.
  • Provide advocacy and resource services for the patient.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical and Public Health Social Worker

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

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Experience Affects Medical and Public Health Social Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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