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. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$30,625 - $64,144

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$13.79 - $31.25

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,625 - $64,144  
   
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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$30,438 - $64,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,579
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.79 - $31.25  
   
Overtime
$13.82 - $43.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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).
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$30,438 - $64,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 524
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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.


Social Workers with Counseling skills with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $40K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $46K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Social Workers with Counseling skills make a median salary of $51K. As Social Workers with Counseling skills reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $57K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Social Workers with Counseling skills, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 20 percent greater than the national average. Social Workers with Counseling skills will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+19 percent), Boston (+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. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in St. Louis and Atlanta (11 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Social Worker with Counseling skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

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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