Average Experienced Clinical Social Worker Salary

$60,399
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$2,250
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The average salary for an Experienced Clinical Social Worker is $60,399.
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$48k
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$82k
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MEDIAN $60,399
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Salary
$48k - $82k
Bonus
$101 - $15k
Total Pay
$48k - $86k

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

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. An early career Clinical Social Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,151 based on 400 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. 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 Seattle, Washington earn an average of 32.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (30.8% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (20.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (6.7% less) and Detroit, Michigan (1.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 909 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.3%
Early Career
44.0%
Mid Career
26.4%
Late Career
25.3%