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Mid-Career Social Worker Salary (United States)

Mid-Career Social Workers take home an average $43K annually. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Mid-Career Social Workers is high. The vast majority of Mid-Career Social Workers (84 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Mid-Career Social Worker Salary (?
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$30,840 - $61,564
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $43,480
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Mid-Career Social Worker Salary (?
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$14.61 - $29.06
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,840 - $61,564  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,694  
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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$30,814 - $61,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 979
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.61 - $29.06  
   
Overtime
$18.94 - $44.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,694  
   
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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$30,814 - $61,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 408
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Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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Houston
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Dallas
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Los Angeles
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New York
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Seattle
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San Francisco
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Washington
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National Average
$44,000
Philadelphia
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Pittsburgh
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Portland
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Baltimore
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Cleveland
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Chicago
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Atlanta
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For Mid-Career Social Workers, busy Boston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Social Workers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+22 percent), Dallas (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), and New York (+15 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Mid-Career Social Workers is geography, with workers in Atlanta earning a whopping 20 percent below the national average. Employers in Chicago and Cleveland also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 percent less).
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Social Worker Salaries

Psychiatric
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Hospice
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Geriatrics
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Long Term Care
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National Average
$44,000
Case Management
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Child Advocacy
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Spanish Language
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 289 votes.

Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 14%