Social Worker in Atlanta, Georgia Salary

Social Workers in Atlanta may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $39K annually. Atlanta Social Workers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 86 percent. For the most part, Social Workers in Atlanta, Ga. enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,529 - $61,139
(Median)
$30K
$39K
$61K
MEDIAN: $38,937
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$14.85 - $39.45
(Median)
$15
$20
$39
MEDIAN: $20
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,529 - $61,139  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,102  
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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$29,820 - $61,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.85 - $39.45  
   
Overtime
$39.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,102  
   
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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$29,820 - $61,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. During the first five years of their careers, Social Workers in Atlanta, Ga. see a median income of $37K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $41K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $52K in this role. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $57K on average.

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Experience Affects Social Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

Hospice
up arrow 35%

Psychiatric
up arrow 12%

National Average
$40,000

Counseling
up arrow 2%

Case Management
up arrow 5%

Child Advocacy
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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