Entry-Level Social Worker Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Social Worker is $40,217 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are discharge planning, Home Health/Home Care, Psychiatric, and Patient Counseling.

$29,712 - $55,571
$30K
$41K
$56K
MEDIAN: $40,668
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50%
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$12.51 - $26.89
$13
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.31
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$0$56K
Salary $29,712 - $55,571
Bonus $194.58 - $4,932
Profit Sharing $300.00
Commission $1,500
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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$28,850 - $56,052
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,397
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $12.51 - $26.89
Hourly Tips $0.60
Overtime $14.67 - $41.43
Annual Data $0$56K
Bonus $194.58 - $4,932
Commission $1,500
Profit Sharing $300.00
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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$28,850 - $56,052
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,271

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Popular Employer Salaries for Social Worker

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,193

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

Social Worker Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Social Worker in San Francisco:
"Laid back but gotta be profesional."
Learn from your peers, there are many situations you will come across that are not covered in the training manual.

Social Worker in Montreal:
"Hard work for little pay."
Keep learning...keep up with professional development.

Social Worker in South Africa:
"That salary was not so few."
First find out whether you really have a passion for working with people and doing inspections in all types of houses.

Social Worker in Fairborn:
"Dealing with angry clients, community resources, time mgt."
Be very through in your information gathering. Be observant of your surroundings. Good time management. Balance of work and home life.

Social Worker in Rochester:
"How there are no opportunities for advancement."
Look elsewhere--very very poor pay and no respect.

Social Worker in St. Louis:
"Find balance in life."
This is a helping field and it is important social workers also take time to work on self care. Compassion fatigue is an area that is likely to come up in this field and with healthy decision making, this can be overcomed.

Social Worker in Seattle:
"High stress."
Get a masters degree and realize you are not going to get rich. Helping people has to be its own reward.

Key Stats for Social Worker

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 348 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

discharge planning
▲14%

Home Health/Home Care
▲12%

▲11%

Patient Counseling
▲9%


Hospice
▲7%


▲5%

▲4%



Oral / Verbal Communication
▼0%

National Average
$40,000

Crisis intervention
▼2%


Child Placement
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 348 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 17%
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