Median pay for Mid-Career Social Workers lies in the neighborhood of $46K per year. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women account for the majority of Mid-Career Social Workers who took the survey — 85 percent to be exact. Most Mid-Career Social Workers report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$33,027 - $63,911
(Median)
$33K
$46K
$64K
MEDIAN: $46,268
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90%

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$14.85 - $31.07
(Median)
$15
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,027 - $63,911  
   
Bonus
$196.78 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$32,309 - $64,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.85 - $31.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$15.10 - $55.25  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$196.78 - $9,787  
   
Commission
$600  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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).
)
$32,309 - $64,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 447
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,110

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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Mid-Career Social Workers, 25 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Social Workers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+19 percent), Houston (+18 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Los Angeles (+16 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Phoenix, 12 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Cleveland and Pittsburgh (11 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

Psychiatric
up arrow 10%

Hospice
up arrow 9%

Group Therapy
up arrow 7%

Counseling
up arrow 4%

Geriatrics
up arrow 4%

Spanish Language
up arrow 4%

Case Management
0%

National Average
$46,000

Long Term Care
up arrow 1%

Assessment
up arrow 1%

Crisis intervention
up arrow 2%

Child Advocacy
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 173 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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