The average salary for an Experienced Social Worker in United Kingdom is £33,297.
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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…Read more
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Popular Skills for Social Worker
Oral / Verbal Communication
Filing Court Documents
Long Term Care
Skills in Case Management and Long Term Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Filing Court Documents, Child Placement and Oral / Verbal Communication.
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 £26,149 based on 162 salaries. An early career Social Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £28,116 based on 729 salaries. A mid-career Social Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £31,305 based on 293 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £32,017.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Social Worker in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 13.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (5.1% more) and Manchester, England: Manchester (4.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Belfast, Northern Ireland: Belfast (8.7% less), Birmingham, England: Birmingham (7.8% less) and Sheffield, England: South Yorkshire (5.4% less).
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