Social Worker with Counseling Skills Salary

Social Workers with Counseling skills can expect to earn an average of $46K annually. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though geography and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Work is enjoyable for Social Workers with Counseling skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Social Workers with Counseling skills who took the survey — 86 percent to be exact. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,336 - $65,076
$32K
$46K
$65K
MEDIAN: $45,591
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$14.48 - $32.60
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$0$65K
Salary $32,336 - $65,076
Bonus $199.11 - $5,068
Commission $600
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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$31,620 - $65,994
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,329
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $14.48 - $32.60
Hourly Tips $0.60
Overtime $5.70 - $47.81
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $199.11 - $5,068
Commission $600
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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$31,620 - $65,994
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 532

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Social Workers with Counseling skills flock to DaVita Inc., Department of Veteran's Affairs, Catholic Charities, The Veterans Administration (United States), and University of Rochester Medical Center, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Social Workers with Counseling skills flock to Department of Veteran's Affairs for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $69K lead the pack in compensation. Also paying near the top of the field are University of Rochester Medical Center at $60K, DaVita Inc. at $58K, and Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., where Social Workers with Counseling skills annually earn $53K.

Catholic Charities, The Veterans Administration (United States) and Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $36K, $52K, and $53K.

Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker

Pay by Experience for a Social Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Social Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 1,052 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Social Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 495 salaries. An experienced Social Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 405 salaries. A Social Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 206 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,623

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Social Workers with Counseling skills in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Social Workers with Counseling skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+23 percent), Houston (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in St. Louis, 15 percent below the national average. Workers in Cleveland and Philadelphia earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for Social Worker

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 268 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Social Worker Salaries

▲28%

▲12%

▲6%

National Average
$46,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 268 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 16%
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