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School Social Worker Salary (United States)

A School Social Worker earns an average salary of $45,984 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
School Social Worker Salary (?
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$33,896 - $70,254
(Median)
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46K
58K
70K
MEDIAN: $45,984
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School Social Worker Salary (?
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$12.60 - $30.18
(Median)
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30
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,896 - $70,254  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,483  
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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$33,708 - $70,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 464
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $30.18  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,483  
   
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).
)
$33,708 - $70,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Job Description for School Social Worker

  • Refer students to outside organizations and medical professionals.
  • Conduct psycho-social assessments to diagnose behavioral disabilities and recommends a course of action including medication, environmental and social changes.
  • Counsel students and parents.
  • Support and educate students on relationship building, coping and other life skills.

Common Career Paths for School Social Worker

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Pay by Experience Level for School Social Worker

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

Pay Difference By Location

Buffalo
up arrow 37%
New York
up arrow 29%
Washington
up arrow 3%
National Average
$46,000
Chicago
up arrow 1%
Minneapolis
up arrow 7%
Detroit
up arrow 11%
Kansas City
up arrow 13%
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Experience Affects School Social Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%
Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$46,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect School Social Worker Salaries

Group Therapy
up arrow 3%
National Average
$46,000
Case Management
up arrow 3%
Crisis intervention
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 11%