Social Worker Salary in Atlanta, Georgia

Pay for Social Workers in Atlanta, Ga. is very modest at just $39K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women make up the vast majority of Social Workers in Atlanta (84 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$29,358 - $64,329
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$64K
MEDIAN: $39,085
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90%

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$14.38 - $39.15
(Median)
$14
$19
$39
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,358 - $64,329  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,152  
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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$29,634 - $64,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.38 - $39.15  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,152  
   
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).
)
$29,634 - $64,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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.


For many Social Workers in Atlanta, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $36K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $39K. Atlanta Social Workers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $51K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $55K on average.

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Experience Affects Social Worker in Atlanta, Georgia Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Social Worker in Atlanta, Georgia Salaries

Psychiatric
up arrow 13%

National Average
$39,000

Counseling
up arrow 1%

Case Management
up arrow 4%

Child Advocacy
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 12%
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