Average Social Worker with Counseling Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$41,771
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$491
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The average salary for a Social Worker with Counseling skills in Chicago, Illinois is $41,771.
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$32k
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$63k
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MEDIAN $41,771
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Salary
$32k - $63k
Bonus
$250 - $750
Total Pay
$32k - $65k

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Job Description for Social Worker

Social Worker Tasks
  • 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
  • Gather relevant information pertaining to case issues
  • Provide advocacy and resource services for the patient
  • Facilitate education, support groups and referrals

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Social Worker. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Social Worker
Medical Social Worker
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Social Worker

Skills in Case Management, Long Term Care and Psychiatric are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Group Therapy and Child Advocacy.

Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker

An early career Social Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,408 based on 42 salaries. A mid-career Social Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,475 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Social Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,262 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $53,656.
Employees with Social Worker in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 38.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (32.9% more) and New York, New York (25.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (4.8% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (0.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 79 survey responses.
Early Career
53.2%
Mid Career
20.3%
Experienced
15.2%
Late Career
11.4%