A Social Worker in San Diego, California earns an average salary of $45,084 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 Spanish Language, Counseling, Geriatrics, and Group Therapy.

$32,334 - $71,954
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$72K
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$12.60 - $39.37
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$39
MEDIAN: $20
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Salary
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$31,320 - $71,475  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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$12.60 - $39.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$25.68  
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$31,320 - $71,475  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,360,364
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

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Experience Affects Social Worker Salaries


Mid-Career
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National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

Spanish Language
up arrow 33%

Counseling
up arrow 26%

Geriatrics
up arrow 16%

Group Therapy
up arrow 14%


National Average
$44,000

Child Advocacy
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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