Social Worker (MSW) Salary (United States)

A Social Worker (MSW) earns an average salary of $41,264 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Dialysis, Bereavement Counseling, Acute Care, Hospice, and Psychiatric. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Social Worker (MSW) Total Pay (?
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$30,682 - $57,627
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MEDIAN: $41,263
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Social Worker (MSW) Total Pay (?
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$14.30 - $29.91
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,682 - $57,627  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,004  
Profit Sharing
$1.14 - $1,184  
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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$30,590 - $59,264  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,724
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.30 - $29.91  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $43.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,004  
   
Profit Sharing
$1.14 - $1,184  
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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$30,590 - $59,264  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,724
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Job Description for Social Worker (MSW)

Social workers with a focus in MSW, or master of social welfare, are trained medical workers who use their knowledge and abilities not only to work with people, but also to help set policy and regulations for their community. The goal of the social worker MSW is to improve the lives of patients, starting with their first visit and all the way through to their full recovery. A social worker MSW requires a master's degree in social work. The social worker MSW will also need to possess knowledge about drugs, welfare, legal information pertaining to patients, and cultural traditions and differences.
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Social Worker (MSW) Tasks
  • Gather relevant information pertaining to case issues.
  • Facilitate education, support groups and referrals.
  • Maintain caseload, documentation and reevaluate patients at appropriate intervals.
  • Assess and treat patients and their families in understanding and coping with emotional and social problems.
  • Provide advocacy and resource services for the patient.

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Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$42,000
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Experience Affects Social Worker (MSW) Salaries

National Average
$42,000

Skills That Affect Social Worker (MSW) Salaries

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Clinical Psychology
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Training
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Case Management
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Counseling
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$42,000
Spanish Language
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Family Practice
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 16%
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