Social Worker Salary with Counseling skills

The national average salary for Social Workers with Counseling skills is $44K per year; The Veterans Administration (United States) pays the most in this field, though, offering a median salary of $70K. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$30,587 - $64,130
(Median)
$31K
$44K
$64K
MEDIAN: $43,731
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90%

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$13.75 - $31.21
(Median)
$14
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $20
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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
$30,587 - $64,130  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,969  
Profit Sharing
$8.00 - $2,950  
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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$30,398 - $64,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,549
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.75 - $31.21  
   
Overtime
$12.13 - $43.80  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,969  
   
Profit Sharing
$8.00 - $2,950  
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).
)
$30,398 - $64,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 517
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Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker with Counseling skills

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


For many Social Workers with Counseling skills, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $40K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $46K. Social Workers with Counseling skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $51K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $57K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Social Workers with Counseling skills, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Social Workers with Counseling skills will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+20 percent), San Diego (+19 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), and Houston (+17 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Columbus is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in St. Louis and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Social Worker with Counseling skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 349 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 17%
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