Social Worker Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

The average pay for a Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois is $38,811 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, Geriatrics, and Long Term Care.
Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$28,749 - $59,520
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MEDIAN: $38,811
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Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$10.85 - $33.43
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,749 - $59,520  
   
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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$26,802 - $59,849  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.85 - $33.43  
   
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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$26,802 - $59,849  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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 46%
Experienced
up arrow 2%
National Average
$40,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Psychiatric
up arrow 39%
Geriatrics
up arrow 23%
Long Term Care
up arrow 16%
Child Advocacy
up arrow 6%
Counseling
up arrow 4%
Case Management
up arrow 3%
National Average
$40,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 3 out of 5 based on 11 votes.
Gender
Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 12%
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