A School Social Worker earns an average salary of $48,230 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Bilingual is associated with high pay for this job.

$36,053 - $68,561
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$36K
$48K
$69K
MEDIAN: $48,229
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$14.83 - $45.50
(Median)
$15
$24
$46
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,053 - $68,561  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$35,714 - $69,552  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 527
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.83 - $45.50  
   
Overtime
$35.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
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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$35,714 - $69,552  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Job Description for School Social Worker

School social workers are specialized counselors who are typically found helping students from elementary to secondary school. The social worker observes the students in his or her school and helps assess social, psychological, and other outside influences that may be impeding the child's progress and education. The social worker typically works in coordination with teachers and parents to help identify and then work past these hindrances.

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School Social Worker Tasks

  • 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.

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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

National Average: $48,453

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Experience Affects School Social Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect School Social Worker Salaries

Bilingual
up arrow 17%

Crisis intervention
up arrow 10%

National Average
$48,000

Counseling
up arrow 2%


Group Therapy
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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