$53,241
Avg. Salary
$27.74
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,214

Bonus

$4,600

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Clinical Social Worker is $27.74 per hour.

The average pay for a Clinical Social Worker is $53,241 per year.

$19.50
10%
$27.74
50%
$42.25
90%
MEDIAN $27.74
$39k
10%
$53k
50%
$75k
90%
MEDIAN $53,241
$39,358 - $75,308
$39K
$53K
$75K
MEDIAN: $53,241
10%
50%
90%

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$19.50 - $42.25
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$0$78K
Salary $39,358 - $75,308
Bonus $201 - $7,450
Profit Sharing $4,600
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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$39,606 - $78,951
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 949
Hourly Data $0$93
Hourly Rate $19.50 - $42.25
Overtime $20.43 - $93.96
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $201 - $7,450
Profit Sharing $4,600
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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$39,606 - $78,951
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 328

Job Description for Clinical Social Worker

The duties performed by a clinical social worker role are numerous and vary according to the particular setting in which they work. Overall, clinical social workers deliver therapy to individuals who are in need of mental or emotional support, as well as coordinate various other services to help meet individuals’ needs. Clinical social workers’ work environments vary widely depending on their employers; typical employers include hospitals, mental health clinics, residential nursing facilities, home healthcare companies, and substance abuse treatment centers.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Clinical Social Worker


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As Clinical Social Workers make advancements to positions like Social Worker, salaries may go down sharply. Usually, Social Workers make $37K.

Clinical Social Worker Job Listings

Popular Skills for Clinical Social Worker


Clinical Social Workers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Crisis intervention, Bereavement Counseling, Assessment, and Clinical Supervision are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 19 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Spanish Language, Psychotherapy, and mental health. Competency in Case Management frequently indicates knowledge of Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Social Worker

Pay by Experience for a Clinical Social Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Social Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 323 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical 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 $57,000 based on 170 salaries. An experienced Clinical Social Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 195 salaries. A Clinical 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 $64,000 based on 126 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

23%

-2%

-7%

-9%

-14%

National Average: $54,315

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Clinical Social Workers will find that San Diego offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 24 percent. Clinical Social Workers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+16 percent), Houston (+12 percent), Dallas (+11 percent), and San Francisco (+9 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Detroit is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Boston and Philadelphia (8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Clinical Social Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Clinical Social Worker?

Clinical Social Worker in Monterey:
"It’s satisfaying yet overwhelming."
Pros: The environment, staff and people.
Cons: It’s size, in particular when needing to provide service in growing areas that are an hour from current office space.

Clinical Social Worker in Silver Spring:
"Overworked Social Workers."
Pros: Enjoy working with Medicaid population. Families struggling with poverty and mental health.
Cons: Excessive, unpaid hours for ever-increasing paperwork demands and unreimbursed expenses such as gas, mileage, training time, parking.

Clinical Social Worker in New Haven:
"Rewarding, but not because of pay."
Pros: Helping people.
Cons: The pay.

Clinical Social Worker in Columbus:
Pros: Seeing people change.
Cons: Sitting all day.

Clinical Social Worker in Everett:
"NEED STRONG LISTENING SKILLS."
Be prepared to multitask.

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Key Stats for Clinical Social Worker

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 187 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Clinical Social Worker Salaries

▲17%

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
$54,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Clinical Social Worker Salaries

Crisis intervention
▲17%

Bereavement Counseling
▲12%

Assessment
▲11%


National Average
$54,000


▼2%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▼3%

Patient Counseling
▼7%

Bilingual
▼8%

Group Therapy
▼12%

mental health
▼12%

Psychotherapy
▼13%

Spanish Language
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 187 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 19%