Entry-Level Social Worker (BSW) Salary

Pay for Entry-Level BSW Social Workers is very modest at just $35K annually. The majority of Entry-Level BSW Social Workers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,607 - $46,109
$26K
$35K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,624
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$12.00 - $22.84
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MEDIAN: $16.89
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,607 - $46,109  
   
Bonus
$1,750  
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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$25,394 - $48,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $22.84  
   
Overtime
$18.79 - $31.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,750  
   
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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$25,394 - $48,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 95

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Social Worker (BSW) Advice

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

Social Worker (BSW) in Phoenix:
"Nothing really prepares you for the "real" work and people."
Every day is a new learning experience! You get better as you go. Do your best, be safe, make sure you have a good support system along the way to bounce ideas off of, and most of all...take care of yourself as you go!

Key Stats for Social Worker (BSW)

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Social Worker (BSW) Salaries

Geriatrics
▲11%

Case Management
▼0%

National Average
$35,000

Counseling
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 19%
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