$48,297
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A School Social Worker earns an average salary of $48,076 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Bilingual is associated with high pay for this job.

$36,842 - $67,944
$37K
$48K
$68K
MEDIAN: $48,297
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50%
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$15.30 - $39.79
$15
$26
$40
MEDIAN: $26.04
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$0$68K
Salary $36,842 - $67,944
Bonus $0.00 - $9,500
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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$36,803 - $68,854
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 945
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $15.30 - $39.79
Overtime $35.32
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,500
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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$36,803 - $68,854
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 59

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.

Common Career Paths for School Social Worker


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School Social Worker Job Listings

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

National Average: $48,729

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 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 85 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects School Social Worker Salaries

▲30%

▲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 85 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 13%