Average Mid-Career Social Worker Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$46,602
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$1,500
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois is $46,602.
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$35k
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$47k
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$67k
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MEDIAN $46,602
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Salary
$35k - $67k
Bonus
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$34k - $71k

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Job Description for Social Worker

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

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
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Medical Social Worker
Social Services Director
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Social Worker

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

Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker

An entry-level Social Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $35,426 based on 13 salaries. An early career Social Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39,754 based on 98 salaries. An experienced Social Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,791 based on 24 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $52,988.
Employees with Social Worker in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 28.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (26.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (18.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cincinnati, Ohio (8.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 153 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.5%
Early Career
64.1%
Experienced
15.7%
Late Career
11.8%