$48,362
Avg. Salary
$27.49
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a School Social Worker is $27.49 per hour.

The average pay for a School Social Worker is $48,362 per year.

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MEDIAN $48,362
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$0$69K
Salary $37,025 - $68,026
Bonus $0.00 - $9,826
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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$36,867 - $69,535
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 908
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $15.40 - $40.19
Overtime $35.32
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,826
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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$36,867 - $69,535
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 66

Job Description for School Social Worker

School social workers are specialized counselors who are typically found helping students from elementary to secondary school. The social worker observes the students in his or her school and helps assess social, psychological, and other outside influences that may be impeding the child's progress and education. The social worker typically works in coordination with teachers and parents to help identify and then work past these hindrances.

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School Social Worker Tasks
  • Counsel students and parents.
  • Support and educate students on relationship building, coping and other life skills.
  • Refer students to outside organizations and medical professionals.
  • Conduct psycho-social assessments to diagnose behavioral disabilities and recommends a course of action including medication, environmental and social changes.

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Popular Skills for School Social Worker

Pay by Experience Level for School Social Worker

Pay by Experience for a School Social Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level School Social Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 299 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A School 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 $49,000 based on 133 salaries. An experienced School Social Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 164 salaries. A School 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 $63,000 based on 54 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

23%

-3%

-8%

National Average: $48,826

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

School Social Worker Reviews

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

School Social Worker in Boston:
"Underresourced."
Pros: There is likely to be more opportunities in working with underserved populations.
Cons: How expensive it is and the pay does not match the Boston living wage.

School Social Worker in Raleigh:
"Fulfilling."
Pros: Summers off and helping families
Cons: Paperwork and constantly changing processes

School Social Worker in Trenton:
"Stressful yet Meaningful."
Pros: Meaningful interactions and relationships with students, Supportive relationships with most staff, trauma-sensitive focus, creative freedom
Cons: Chaotic climate, poor communication, inconsistent policies and discipline

School Social Worker in Chicago Heights:
Pros: I like working with kids the best.
Cons: Don't like all the minutia isbe.

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Key Stats for School Social Worker

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects School Social Worker Salaries

▲29%

▲7%

▲1%

National Average
$49,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect School Social Worker Salaries

Bilingual
▲16%

Crisis intervention
▲8%

National Average
$49,000

▼2%


Group Therapy
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 15%