Social Worker Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

The average pay for a Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois is $39,385 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Psychiatric and Geriatrics.
Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$28,971 - $59,082
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39,385
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Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$10.93 - $33.22
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,971 - $59,082  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,163  
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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$27,114 - $59,305  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 96
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.93 - $33.22  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,163  
   
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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$27,114 - $59,305  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois

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

Experience Affects Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
National Average
$40,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Psychiatric
up arrow 36%
Geriatrics
up arrow 22%
Child Advocacy
up arrow 5%
Case Management
up arrow 2%
Counseling
up arrow 2%
National Average
$40,000

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Gender

Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 11%
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