Average Early-Career Clinical Social Worker Salary

$49,151
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$1,017
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The average salary for an Early-Career Clinical Social Worker is $49,151.
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$37k
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$49k
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$66k
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MEDIAN $49,151
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Salary
$37k - $66k
Bonus
$100 - $4k
Total Pay
$37k - $67k

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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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Clinical Social Worker. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Social Worker
Medical Social Worker
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Clinical Social Worker

Skills in Crisis Intervention are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Clinical Supervision, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, 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 $45,529 based on 39 salaries. A mid-career Clinical Social Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,849 based on 240 salaries. An experienced Clinical Social Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,399 based on 259 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $64,802.
Employees with Clinical Social Worker in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 13.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (11.2% more) and New York, New York (4.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Providence, Rhode Island (17.4% less), Detroit, Michigan (14.5% less) and Grand Rapids, Michigan (10.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 768 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.1%
Mid Career
31.3%
Experienced
33.7%
Late Career
29.9%