The average pay for a Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois is $40,323 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Long Term Care, Geriatrics, and Psychiatric.

$31,431 - $58,661
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$59K
MEDIAN: $40,323
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$14.31 - $30.20
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MEDIAN: $20
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,431 - $58,661  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$31,381 - $59,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$14.31 - $30.20  
   
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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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$31,381 - $59,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Social Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 22%


National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

Long Term Care
up arrow 18%

Geriatrics
up arrow 15%

Psychiatric
up arrow 11%


Group Therapy
up arrow 7%

Counseling
up arrow 6%

National Average
$41,000

Child Advocacy
up arrow 3%

Spanish Language
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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