Social Worker in Atlanta, Georgia Salary

Median pay for Atlanta Social Workers is around $41K annually. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Social Workers in Atlanta — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Close to a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$30,308 - $59,631
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$41K
$60K
MEDIAN: $40,536
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$13.79 - $31.34
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$30,308 - $59,631  
   
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$30,274 - $60,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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Hourly Rate
$13.79 - $31.34  
   
Overtime
$27.00  
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$30,274 - $60,283  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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About Atlanta, Georgia

Fulton County, Georgia
463,875
Male:
223,960 (48.3%)
Female:
239,915 (51.7%)
Atlanta is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, with an estimated 2015 population of 463,878. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5,522,942 people and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta is the county seat of Fulton County, and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County. Atlanta was established in 1837 at the intersection of two railroad lines, and the city rose from the ashes of the American Civil War to become a national center of commerce. In the decades following the Civil Rights Movement, during which the city earned a reputation as "too busy to hate" for the relatively progressive views of some of its citizens and leaders compared to other cities in the Deep South Atlanta attained international prominence. Atlanta is the primary transportation hub of...
Atlanta:
$50,210
Georgia:
$51,244
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Atlanta:
$241,200
Georgia:
$159,300
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Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $38K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $43K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $55K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $57K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Key Stats for Social Worker

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Social Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲41%

▲34%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$41,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

Hospice
▲31%

Psychiatric
▲29%

▲3%

Case Management
▼0%

National Average
$41,000

Child Advocacy
▼6%

Group Therapy
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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