Social Worker with Counseling Skills Salary

Median pay for Social Workers with Counseling skills is around $45K annually. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by geography and experience level. The vast majority of Social Workers with Counseling skills (86 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,128 - $64,131
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$45K
$64K
MEDIAN: $45,103
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$14.65 - $33.16
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MEDIAN: $22.33
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,128 - $64,131  
   
Bonus
$199.73 - $4,228  
Profit Sharing
$3,150  
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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$31,613 - $65,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,326
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.65 - $33.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.60  
Overtime
$3.94 - $47.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$199.73 - $4,228  
   
Commission
$600  
Profit Sharing
$3,150  
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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$31,613 - $65,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 508

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Many Social Workers with Counseling skills can be found at DaVita Inc., Department of Veteran's Affairs, Catholic Charities, The Veterans Administration (United States), and University of Rochester Medical Center, firms that are at the top of the field. Department of Veteran's Affairs offers the largest salaries in town — $69K on average. Social Workers with Counseling skills can also look forward to large paychecks at University of Rochester Medical Center ($60K), DaVita Inc. ($58K), and Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. ($53K).

Catholic Charities, The Veterans Administration (United States), and Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($36K, $52K, and $53K respectively).

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: $45,525

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 (+14 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). In St. Louis, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Cleveland and Philadelphia also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Social Worker

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 230 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Social Worker Salaries

▲28%

▲12%

▲6%

National Average
$46,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 230 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 16%