The average salary for a Social Worker is C$49,949 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Group Therapy, Patient Counseling, Facilitator, and Child Advocacy. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

C$35,086 - C$72,425
C$35K
C$50K
C$72K
MEDIAN: C$50,299
10%
50%
90%
C$15.25 - C$39.02
C$15
C$25
C$39
MEDIAN: C$25.13
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$77K
Salary C$35,086 - C$72,425
Bonus C$10.03 - C$10,304
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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C$33,476 - C$77,470
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 519
Hourly Data C$0C$51
Hourly Rate C$15.25 - C$39.02
Hourly Tips C$4.76
Overtime C$4.95 - C$51.00
Annual Data C$0C$77K
Bonus C$10.03 - C$10,304
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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C$33,476 - C$77,470
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 426

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Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker

Pay by Experience for a Social Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Social Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$47,000 based on 589 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Social Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$55,000 based on 242 salaries. An experienced Social Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$63,000 based on 187 salaries. A Social Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$64,000 based on 82 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$51,068

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Social Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Social Worker?

Social Worker in St Albert:
"Pros and cons."
Pros: Flexable work shifts and meeting people . Helping people with disabilities re-integrate back into society.
Cons: Office work.

Social Worker in Sioux Lookout:
"Helping families."
Pros: Linking individuals to positive resources that will enhance their situation.
Cons: Lack of guidance from supervisor.

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Key Stats for Social Worker

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Social Worker Salaries

▲26%

▲23%

▲7%

National Average
C$51,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

Group Therapy
▲27%

Patient Counseling
▲24%

Facilitator
▲18%

Child Advocacy
▲10%


▲2%

National Average
C$51,000

Community Outreach / Activism
▼7%

Crisis intervention
▼8%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 22%
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