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Social Worker Salary in Atlanta, Georgia (United States)

With a little more than half of Atlanta Social Workers reporting fewer than five years of experience, the average pay is $38K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. In this field, women are more common than men; 88 percent of Social Workers in Atlanta are female. For the most part, Social Workers in Atlanta, Ga. enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Social Worker in Atlanta, Georgia Salary (?
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$23,920 - $67,168
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MEDIAN: $37,519
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Social Worker in Atlanta, Georgia Salary (?
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$10.28 - $25.25
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,920 - $67,168  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,248  
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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$24,000 - $63,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.28 - $25.25  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,248  
   
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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$24,000 - $63,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker in Atlanta, Georgia

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Social Workers in Atlanta, Ga. with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $34K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $35K. Social Workers in Atlanta claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $52K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $55K on average. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one in four of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise approximately one-tenth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in ten.
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Experience Affects Social Worker in Atlanta, Georgia Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%
Experienced
up arrow 37%
National Average
$38,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Social Worker in Atlanta, Georgia Salaries

Psychiatric
up arrow 16%
National Average
$38,000
Counseling
up arrow 1%
Case Management
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 14%