The average pay for a Social Worker in Seattle, Washington is $48,860 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Psychiatric, Geriatrics, and Counseling.

$28,000 - $71,646
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MEDIAN: $48,859
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$13.43 - $37.18
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$13
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$37
MEDIAN: $21.00
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Salary
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$29,087 - $75,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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$13.43 - $37.18  
   
Overtime
$17.25  
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$29,087 - $75,737  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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About Seattle, Washington

King County, Washington
684,443
Male:
345,659 (50.5%)
Female:
338,784 (49.5%)
Seattle (/siˈætəl/) is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. As of 2015, it is estimated to be the 18th largest city in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. The Seattle metropolitan area is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States with over 3.7 million inhabitants. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the...
Seattle:
$80,349
Washington:
$64,129
$1,356
Seattle:
$530,900
Washington:
$284,000
3.5%

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Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker

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

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Experience Affects Social Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

Psychiatric
up arrow 29%

Geriatrics
up arrow 23%



Child Advocacy
up arrow 7%

Long Term Care
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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