Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a School Social Worker is $49,728
What is the Pay by Experience Level for School Social Workers?
An entry-level School Social Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,945 based on 48 salaries. An early career School Social Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,732 based on 356 salaries. A …Read more
What Do School Social Workers Do?
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.
School social workers will typically attempt to be …Read more
- 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.