$49,132
Avg. Salary
$23.40
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Social Worker in Fairfax, Virginia is $23.40 per hour.

The average pay for a Social Worker in Fairfax, Virginia is $49,132 per year.

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$38,974 - $80,300
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

Job Description for Social Worker

A social worker will work closely with patients and their families to assess and treat a myriad of issues, and to help in understanding and coping with emotional and social problems of various natures. Excellent communication skills are integral to the job, as the social worker must be able to facilitate education, work with support groups, and provide referrals to patients. The employee will have the resources and research abilities to find information that is relevant to issues particular to a patient’s case and disseminate that information in a way that the patient and his or her family can understand. A social worker must have good time management and organization skills to maintain a caseload and sufficiently document cases as patients are reevaluated at appropriate intervals throughout their treatment. The worker will be the patient’s advocate and will provide the patient with resources that can help in dealing with his or her issues and learning to function as a normal member of society. Education requirements typically include a master’s degree in social work (MSW), and a social worker must be licensed in the state of employment or must be able to obtain a license before the first day of work. An applicant should be able to work with people of all walks of life, and be comfortable with a diverse patient base as the issues that strike patients do not discriminate on any basis. Knowledge of other languages is helpful for a social worker, but is not a requirement for employment. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)

About Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax city, Virginia
23,507
Male:
11,638 (49.5%)
Female:
11,869 (50.5%)
Fairfax (/ˈfɛər.fæks/ FAIR-faks), colloquially Central Fairfax, Downtown Fairfax, Fairfax City, Historic Fairfax, or City of Fairfax, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census the population was 22,565, which had risen to an estimated 24,013 as of 2015. The city of Fairfax is an enclave within Fairfax County. However, Fairfax County is a separate political entity. The city of Fairfax, and the area immediately surrounding the historical border of the city of Fairfax, also officially designated by Fairfax County as "Fairfax", comprise the county seat of Fairfax County. Situated in Northern Virginia, Fairfax is part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is 17 miles (27 km) west of Washington, D.C. The Washington Metro's Orange Line serves Fairfax through its Vienna station. CUE Bus and Metrobus operate in Fairfax. George Mason University (GMU), Virginia's largest public institution, is located just outside...
Fairfax:
$100,584
Virginia:
$64,792
$1,671
Fairfax:
$462,800
Virginia:
$243,500
3.8%

Social Worker Job Listings

Key Stats for Social Worker

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: