Social Worker Salary in Atlanta, Georgia

It's impossible to make it big as a Atlanta Social Workers ; the average employee scrapes together only around $39K annually. The vast majority of Social Workers in Atlanta, Ga. (85 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,385 - $64,070
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$64K
MEDIAN: $39,225
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90%

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$14.42 - $38.78
(Median)
$14
$20
$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
$29,385 - $64,070  
   
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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$29,677 - $63,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.42 - $38.78  
   
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$26K$52K$78K
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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$29,677 - $63,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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, Ga., more experience generally translates to higher pay. Social Workers in Atlanta in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $36K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $39K. Atlanta Social Workers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $52K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $57K.

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Experience Affects Social Worker in Atlanta, Georgia Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%


Skills That Affect Social Worker in Atlanta, Georgia Salaries

Hospice
up arrow 35%

Psychiatric
up arrow 12%

National Average
$40,000

Counseling
up arrow 1%

Case Management
up arrow 4%

Child Advocacy
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 11%
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