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School Social Worker Salary

A School Social Worker earns an average salary of $46,999 per year. A skill in Bilingual is associated with high pay for this job.

$34,320 - $70,570
(Median)
$34K
$47K
$71K
MEDIAN: $46,998
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$12.69 - $48.48
(Median)
$13
$23
$48
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,320 - $70,570  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,073  
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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$34,226 - $71,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 536
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.69 - $48.48  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,073  
   
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).
)
$34,226 - $71,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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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.

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Experience Affects School Social Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect School Social Worker Salaries

Bilingual
up arrow 21%

Counseling
up arrow 3%

Group Therapy
0%

National Average
$47,000

Case Management
up arrow 2%

Crisis intervention
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 11%