An Entry-Level Social Worker (MSW) earns an average salary of $42,035 per year. A skill in Dialysis is associated with high pay for this job.

$33,128 - $55,217
$33K
$42K
$55K
MEDIAN: $42,035
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$15.54 - $29.61
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$22
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MEDIAN: $21.80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,128 - $55,217  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $5,081  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$33,060 - $57,859  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 702
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.54 - $29.61  
   
Overtime
$10.14 - $50.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$201.34 - $5,081  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$33,060 - $57,859  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 327

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,554

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Social Worker (MSW) Advice

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

Social Worker (MSW) in Sandusky:
Don't sell yourself short...you are valuable! It's all in the approach as to how far you can make it!

Social Worker (MSW) in Alexandria:
"Always take time to take care of yourself."
Can be high burn out dealing with children's lives being put at risk but, at the same time it is rewarding to work with families and children.

Key Stats for Social Worker (MSW)

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
078
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
10%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Social Worker (MSW) Salaries

Dialysis
up arrow 12%

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 6%

Hospice
up arrow 5%

Geriatrics
up arrow 4%

Bereavement Counseling
up arrow 4%

Psychiatric
up arrow 4%

Spanish Language
up arrow 4%

Acute Care
up arrow 3%

Patient Education
up arrow 2%

Community Health
up arrow 2%

Family Practice
up arrow 2%


Program Management
up arrow 1%

Counseling
0%

National Average
$44,000

Training
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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