Social Worker Salary in Atlanta, Georgia (United States)

A relatively junior crowd, over one-half of Social Workers in Atlanta, Ga. have fewer than five years of experience under their belt and the average salary for the field is $37,622 per year. Pay generally spreads from $24,000 to $63,350 per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Social Worker in Atlanta, Georgia Salary (?
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$23,920 - $67,168
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MEDIAN: $37,519
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Social Worker in Atlanta, Georgia Salary (?
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$10.28 - $25.25
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,920 - $67,168  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,248  
Total Pay (?
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$24,000 - $63,350  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.28 - $25.25  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,248  
   
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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$24,000 - $63,350  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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.
Atlanta Social Workers generally obtain higher salaries for more plentiful past experience. Pay increases are minimal for Social Workers in Atlanta just starting out. Salaries only go from $34K to $35K after a decade. Pay amounts to $53K after 10 to 20 years. Pay continues to grow for Atlanta Social Workers after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $55K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 11 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; more than half of respondents fall in this range.

Experience Affects Social Worker in Atlanta, Georgia Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%
Experienced
up arrow 37%
National Average
$38,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Social Worker in Atlanta, Georgia Salaries

Psychiatric
up arrow 16%
National Average
$38,000
Counseling
up arrow 1%
Case Management
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 14%
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