Average Social Worker Salary in Canada

C$51,784
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C$1,119
Bonus
C$1,250
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The average salary for a Social Worker in Canada is C$51,784.
10%
C$39k
MEDIAN
C$52k
90%
C$75k
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Salary
C$39k - C$75k
Bonus
C$20 - C$6k
Profit Sharing
C$0 - C$1k
Total Pay
C$36k - C$79k

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Job Description for Social Worker

Job Satisfaction for Social Worker

3.5 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Social Worker are from the companies Child and Family Service, The Children's Aid Society and Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). Reported salaries are highest at Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) where the average pay is C$62,400. The Children's Aid Society pays the lowest at around C$49,019.

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Popular Skills for Social Worker

Skills in Case Management, Counseling, Group Therapy and Crisis Intervention are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Child Advocacy.

Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker

An entry-level Social Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$44,770 based on 98 salaries. An early career Social Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$49,386 based on 700 salaries. A mid-career Social Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$54,218 based on 286 salaries. An experienced Social Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$61,379 based on 263 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$67,949.
Employees with Social Worker in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 7.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Winnipeg, Manitoba (3.4% more) and Edmonton, Alberta (2.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (11.6% less), Ottawa, Ontario (2.7% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (1.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,487 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.6%
Early Career
47.1%
Mid Career
19.2%
Experienced
17.7%
Late Career
9.4%