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$34,170 - C$71,419
C$34K
C$50K
C$71K
MEDIAN: C$50,038
10%
50%
90%
C$14.92 - C$38.76
C$15
C$25
C$39
MEDIAN: C$24.70
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$76K
Salary C$34,170 - C$71,419
Bonus C$0.00 - C$4,913
Profit Sharing C$1,500
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$32,294 - C$76,438
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 956
Hourly Data C$0C$52
Hourly Rate C$14.92 - C$38.76
Hourly Tips C$2.94
Overtime C$4.92 - C$52.35
Annual Data C$0C$76K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$4,913
Profit Sharing C$1,500
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$32,294 - C$76,438
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 733

Job Description for Social Worker

A social worker will work closely with patients and their families to assess and treat a myriad of issues, and to help in understanding and coping with emotional and social problems of various natures. Excellent communication skills are integral to the job, as the social worker must be able to facilitate education, work with support groups, and provide referrals to patients. The employee will have the resources and research abilities to find information that is relevant to issues particular to a patient’s case and disseminate that information in a way that the patient and his or her family can understand. A social worker must have good time management and organization skills to maintain a caseload and sufficiently document cases as patients are reevaluated at appropriate intervals throughout their treatment. The worker will be the patient’s advocate and will provide the patient with resources that can help in dealing with his or her issues and learning to function as a normal member of society. Education requirements typically include a master’s degree in social work (MSW), and a social worker must be licensed in the state of employment or must be able to obtain a license before the first day of work. An applicant should be able to work with people of all walks of life, and be comfortable with a diverse patient base as the issues that strike patients do not discriminate on any basis. Knowledge of other languages is helpful for a social worker, but is not a requirement for employment. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


Social Worker Tasks

  • Provide advocacy and resource services for the patient
  • Facilitate education, support groups and referrals
  • Gather relevant information pertaining to case issues
  • Assess and treat patients and their families in understanding and coping with emotional and social problems
  • Maintain caseload, documentation and reevaluate patients at appropriate intervals

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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$50,584

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
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 119 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Social Worker Salaries

▲27%

▲25%

▲8%

National Average
C$51,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

Group Therapy
▲28%

Patient Counseling
▲25%

Facilitator
▲19%

Child Advocacy
▲11%


▲3%

National Average
C$51,000

Community Outreach / Activism
▼6%

Crisis intervention
▼7%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 22%