Atlanta Social Workers can expect wages of $40K per year on average. Although around one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Most workers in this role are not happy with their job, claiming low levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 84 percent of Social Workers in Atlanta are female. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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$30,078 - $60,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Hourly Rate
$19.00  
   
Overtime
$27.00  
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$30,078 - $60,567  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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About Atlanta, Georgia

Fulton County, Georgia
431,415
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...
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$50,210
Georgia:
$51,244
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Atlanta:
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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.


For many Social Workers in Atlanta, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $37K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $46K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $54K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $57K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Social Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

Psychiatric
up arrow 36%

Hospice
up arrow 33%

Counseling
up arrow 4%

Case Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Child Advocacy
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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