Mid-Career Social Worker Salary

Pay for Mid-Career Social Workers sits in the ballpark of $45K annually. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The vast majority (84 percent) of Mid-Career Social Workers who took the survey are female. Most Mid-Career Social Workers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took 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 (?
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$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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Home to some of the best pay for Mid-Career Social Workers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 28 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Social Workers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+28 percent), Dallas (+20 percent), Houston (+18 percent), and Boston (+18 percent). Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Phoenix. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Atlanta (10 percent less) and Cleveland (6 percent less).

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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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