Mid-Career Social Worker Salary

The average Mid-Career Social Worker can expect to rake in roughly $47K per year. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Mid-Career Social Workers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 86 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Mid-Career Social Workers is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$33,800 - $64,748
$34K
$47K
$65K
MEDIAN: $46,565
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$14.81 - $32.08
$15
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $21.90
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National Salary 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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,800 - $64,748  
   
Bonus
$194.58 - $2,959  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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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$32,742 - $65,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,082
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.81 - $32.08  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $50.01  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$194.58 - $2,959  
   
Commission
$600  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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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$32,742 - $65,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 476

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,381

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Mid-Career Social Workers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 25 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Social Workers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+19 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in Cleveland. Phoenix and Pittsburgh are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Social Worker

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 191 votes.
5-9 years
74%
10-19 years
26%
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Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

Bilingual
▲12%

Hospice
▲11%

▲9%

Group Therapy
▲6%

Geriatrics
▲5%

Spanish Language
▲5%

▲4%

Case Management
▼0%

National Average
$46,000

Long Term Care
▼2%

Assessment
▼2%

Child Advocacy
▼6%

Crisis intervention
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 191 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 16%
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