Average Social Worker Salary in Knoxville, Tennessee

$35,085
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$400
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The average salary for a Social Worker in Knoxville, Tennessee is $35,085.
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$28k
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$49k
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MEDIAN $35,085
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Salary
$28k - $49k
Bonus
$0 - $400
Total Pay
$27k - $50k

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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%)

Social Worker Job Listings

Popular Skills for Social Worker

Skills in Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Case Management.

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 $32,448 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Social Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,500 based on 6 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $43,731.
Employees with Social Worker in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 58.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (47.3% more) and New York, New York (43.8% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 31 survey responses.
Early Career
58.1%
Mid Career
19.4%
Late Career
22.6%