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Average Social Worker Salary in Ireland

€36,183
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€1,000
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The average salary for a Social Worker in Ireland is €36,183.
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€24k
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€36k
90%
€57k
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What Do Social Workers Do?

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Social Workers?

Skills in Case Management, Child Advocacy, Counseling, Crisis Intervention and Long Term Care are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Social Workers?

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 €31,737 based on 19 salaries. An early career Social Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €33,840 based on 129 salaries. A mid-career Social Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €39,576 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Social Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €50,000 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of €38,869.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Social Worker in their job title in Wexford, Wexford earn an average of 5.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cork, Cork (5.0% more) and Limerick, Limerick (3.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dublin, Dublin (4.6% less), Sligo, Sligo (3.3% less) and Galway, Galway (3.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 226 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.4%
Early Career
57.1%
Mid Career
14.6%
Experienced
12.8%
Late Career
7.1%

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