Average Social Worker Salary in Madison, Wisconsin

$49,826
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$700
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The average salary for a Social Worker in Madison, Wisconsin is $49,826.
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$38k
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$76k
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MEDIAN $49,826
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Salary
$38k - $76k
Bonus
$350 - $2k
Total Pay
$38k - $73k

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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 how common a path is.
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, Geriatrics and Long Term Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Counseling.

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 $40,593 based on 15 salaries. A mid-career Social Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Social Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 9 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $71,875.
Employees with Social Worker in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 11.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (3.7% more) and New York, New York (1.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (17.6% less), Atlanta, Georgia (14.7% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 39 survey responses.
Early Career
38.5%
Mid Career
25.6%
Experienced
23.1%
Late Career
12.8%