Social Worker Salary in Atlanta, Georgia (United States)

More than half of Social Workers in Atlanta are relatively junior in their careers, reporting less than five years' experience and an average income of $37,622 per year. Compensation starts at $24,000 and can reach $63,350 per year. Benefits are plentiful in this line of work; most people have both medical and dental plans, and about half have vision insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This outline is based on answers to 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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MEDIAN: $15.00
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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 (?
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: 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.
For Social Workers in Atlanta, experience seems to be a major factor in determining pay. Pay increases are minimal for Social Workers in Atlanta just starting out. Salaries only go from $34K to $35K after a decade. Compensation is $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 23 percent 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. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.

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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