Entry-Level Social Worker (MSW) Salary

An Entry-Level Social Worker (MSW) earns an average salary of $42,325 per year. A skill in Dialysis is associated with high pay for this job.

$33,064 - $55,330
$33K
$42K
$55K
MEDIAN: $42,325
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$15.42 - $29.68
$15
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $21.80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,064 - $55,330  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $5,120  
Profit Sharing
$2,035  
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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$32,914 - $57,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 679
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$15.42 - $29.68  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $62.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$200.00 - $5,120  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,035  
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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$32,914 - $57,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 327

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,721

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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
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
10%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Social Worker (MSW) Salaries

Dialysis
▲12%

Psychiatric
▲5%

Hospice
▲5%

Bereavement Counseling
▲4%


Spanish Language
▲4%

Patient Education
▲3%

Community Health
▲3%

Geriatrics
▲3%

Family Practice
▲3%

Acute Care
▲3%


Group Therapy
▲1%

Counseling
▼0%

Program Management
▼0%

National Average
$44,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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