Average Clinical Social Worker Salary

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The average salary for a Clinical Social Worker is $54,455.
MEDIAN $54,455
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$40k - $76k
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$40k - $80k

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Job Description for Clinical Social Worker

Clinical Social Worker Tasks
  • Coordinate patient interactions from patient care, discharge instructions, follow-up to aftercare information.
  • Negotiate with payers, outreach, family, and third party groups to safeguard patients.
  • Communicate with patients and rehabilitation or care programs to ensure appropriate actions are taken.
  • Conduct psychosocial evaluations and advise clinicians on social work matters.

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Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Clinical Social Worker. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Clinical Social Worker

Skills in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Clinical Supervision and Crisis Intervention are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Case Management and Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Social Worker

An entry-level Clinical Social Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,641 based on 146 salaries. An early career Clinical Social Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,917 based on 468 salaries. A mid-career Clinical Social Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,849 based on 307 salaries. An experienced Clinical Social Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,340 based on 298 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $64,495.
Employees with Clinical Social Worker in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 13.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (6.3% more) and New York, New York (0.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Providence, Rhode Island (15.5% less), Los Angeles, California (4.5% less) and Detroit, Michigan (3.1% less).

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