Mid-Career Social Worker Salary

Mid-Career Social Workers take home approximately $45K per year on average. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Women make up the vast majority of Mid-Career Social Workers (84 percent) who answered the questionnaire. For the most part, Mid-Career Social Workers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,338 - $62,467
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$62K
MEDIAN: $45,065
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90%

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$14.65 - $29.85
(Median)
$15
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,338 - $62,467  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,981  
Profit Sharing
$155.00  
Commission
$600  
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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$31,166 - $62,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,504
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.65 - $29.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$19.75 - $43.54  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,981  
   
Commission
$600  
Profit Sharing
$155.00  
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).
)
$31,166 - $62,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 604
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,225

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Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Mid-Career Social Workers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Mid-Career Social Workers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+28 percent), Dallas (+20 percent), Houston (+18 percent), and Boston (+18 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Phoenix is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (10 percent lower) and Cleveland (6 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

Group Therapy
up arrow 12%

Psychiatric
up arrow 11%

Hospice
up arrow 7%

Geriatrics
up arrow 6%

Counseling
up arrow 4%

Long Term Care
up arrow 2%

Crisis intervention
up arrow 2%

Assessment
up arrow 1%

Spanish Language
0%

National Average
$45,000

Case Management
up arrow 1%

Child Advocacy
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 330 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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