Social Worker (BSW) Salary

A Social Worker (BSW) earns an average salary of $38,038 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$26,732 - $54,354
$27K
$38K
$54K
MEDIAN: $38,038
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50%
90%

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$12.20 - $25.36
$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,732 - $54,354  
   
Bonus
$750  
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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$26,230 - $54,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.20 - $25.36  
   
Overtime
$18.91 - $33.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$750  
   
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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$26,230 - $54,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 118

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Job Description for Social Worker (BSW)

Social workers (BSW) help clients function in their current environment, working with clients to overcome challenges and promote resilience. They work with many different types of clients, such as individuals, families, organizations, other groups, and even whole communities. These professionals work with private and public social service agencies that provide medical, psychiatric, financial, and other services. Social workers (BSW) are viewed as generalists who have several areas of expertise; typical careers in this field involve advocacy, casework, and problem solving. They primarily work in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, substance abuse clinics, private practices, and mental health clinics. Those that work in child and family services help vulnerable children and their families, frequently dealing with issues related to child neglect or abuse. Substance abuse social workers help clients with addiction issues and co-occurring illnesses.

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Social Worker (BSW) Tasks

  • Assess and treat patients and their families in understanding and coping with emotional and social problems.
  • Provide advocacy and resource services for the patient.
  • Maintain caseload, documentation and reevaluate patients at appropriate intervals.
  • Gather relevant information pertaining to case issues.
  • Facilitate education, support groups and referrals.

Common Career Paths for Social Worker (BSW)


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Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker (BSW)

Pay by Experience for a Social Worker (BSW) has a positive trend. An entry-level Social Worker (BSW) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 197 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Social Worker (BSW) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Social Worker (BSW) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 48 salaries. A Social Worker (BSW) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 26 salaries.

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Key Stats for Social Worker (BSW)

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Social Worker (BSW) Salaries

▲36%

▲16%

▲9%

National Average
$38,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Social Worker (BSW) Salaries

▲5%


National Average
$38,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 20%