A Social Work Supervisor earns an average salary of $51,857 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Program Development is associated with high pay for this job.

$36,902 - $77,828
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$37K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $51,857
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$15.10 - $34.96
(Median)
$15
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,902 - $77,828  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$35,446 - $75,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 334
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $34.96  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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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$35,446 - $75,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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Job Description for Social Work Supervisor

Social work supervisors function primarily in a supervisory role, guiding the activities of less experienced social workers within their organization. There is also a significant administrative component of the position, as social work supervisors help run the social work program within an organization.

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Social Work Supervisor Tasks

  • Offer guidance and assistance with complex or difficult cases, including coordination of services.
  • Ensure compliance to all applicable regulations and documentation practices.
  • Review and improve recommendations and treatment plans, including identifying psychological tests or other unmet needs.
  • Supervise, support, and evaluate a team of social workers in day-to-day operations.
  • Educate clients on options and make referrals to other agencies.

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Pay by Experience Level for Social Work Supervisor

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,530

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Social Work Supervisor Reviews

What is it like working as a Social Work Supervisor?

Social Work Supervisor in Tucson:
"Giving Back leads to Happiness."
Pros: I have the opportunity to truly help who are often incapable of helping themselves. It's important to empower these people because, in reality, they will be their best advocate.
Cons: Struggling with a very limited budget results in limits providing effective services.

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Experience Affects Social Work Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Social Work Supervisor Salaries

Program Development
up arrow 22%


National Average
$52,000

Case Management
up arrow 3%

Training
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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