An Entry-Level Social Worker (MSW) earns an average salary of $42,073 per year. A skill in Dialysis is associated with high pay for this job.

$32,916 - $55,754
(Median)
$33K
$42K
$56K
MEDIAN: $42,072
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$15.56 - $29.57
(Median)
$16
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,916 - $55,754  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $5,106  
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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$32,927 - $58,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 691
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.56 - $29.57  
   
Overtime
$10.17 - $50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$201.34 - $5,106  
   
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).
)
$32,927 - $58,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 314
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,533

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Social Worker (MSW) Advice

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

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.

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Skills That Affect Social Worker (MSW) Salaries

Dialysis
up arrow 10%

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 7%

Psychiatric
up arrow 6%

Hospice
up arrow 6%

Geriatrics
up arrow 4%

Bereavement Counseling
up arrow 4%

Spanish Language
up arrow 4%

Community Health
up arrow 3%

Acute Care
up arrow 3%

Patient Education
up arrow 2%

Case Management
up arrow 1%

Family Practice
up arrow 1%

Counseling
0%

Program Management
0%

National Average
$44,000

Training
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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