$42,998
Avg. Salary
$19.50
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Social Worker in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is $19.50 per hour.

The average pay for a Social Worker in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is $42,998 per year.

10%
$13.11
10%
$19.50
50%
$25.78
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90%
MEDIAN $19.50
10%
$39k
10%
$43k
50%
$77k
90%
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MEDIAN $42,998
$38,791 - $76,978
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$77K
MEDIAN: $42,998
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Salary $38,791 - $76,978
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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$27,731 - $73,974
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 15
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $19.50
Annual Data $0$73K
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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$27,731 - $73,974
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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)

Social Worker Tasks
  • Provide advocacy and resource services for the patient
  • Facilitate education, support groups and referrals
  • Gather relevant information pertaining to case issues
  • Assess and treat patients and their families in understanding and coping with emotional and social problems
  • Maintain caseload, documentation and reevaluate patients at appropriate intervals

About Baton Rouge, Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
228,596
Male:
111,492 (48.8%)
Female:
117,104 (51.2%)
Baton Rouge (/ˌbætən ˈruːʒ/ BAT-ən ROOZH; French for "Red Stick", French: Bâton-Rouge [bɑtɔ̃ ʁuʒ]) is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. The seat of East Baton Rouge Parish, the city is located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River. As the "Capital City", Baton Rouge is the political hub for Louisiana, and is the second-largest city in the state after New Orleans, with an estimated population of 228,590 in 2015, according to the US Census Bureau. The metropolitan area surrounding the city, known as Greater Baton Rouge, is also the second-largest in Louisiana, with a population of 830,480 people as of 2015. The urban area has around 594,309 inhabitants. Baton Rouge is a major industrial, petrochemical, medical, research, motion picture, and growing technology center of the American South. The Port of Greater Baton Rouge is the tenth largest in the United States in terms of...
Baton Rouge:
$41,224
Louisiana:
$45,727
$805
Baton Rouge:
$172,600
Louisiana:
$155,600
5.3%

Social Worker Job Listings

Key Stats for Social Worker

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Social Worker Salaries

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
▼24%

Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

Case Management
▲6%

National Average
$43,000

Counseling
▼2%

Child Advocacy
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 85%
no benefits
None: 8%