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Average Social Worker Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$56,615
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$6,300
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The average salary for a Social Worker in Washington, District of Columbia is $56,615.
10%
$43k
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$57k
90%
$80k
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What Do Social Workers Do?

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.
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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What Are Popular Skills for Social Workers?

Skills in Counseling and Crisis Intervention are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Long Term Care, Psychiatric and Case Management.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Social Workers?

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 $47,979 based on 6 salaries. An early career Social Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,337 based on 28 salaries. A mid-career Social Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,500 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Social Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,466 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $80,000.
Employees with Social Worker in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 1.2% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (21.6% less), Atlanta, Georgia (20.3% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (19.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 68 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.8%
Early Career
41.2%
Mid Career
22.1%
Experienced
16.2%
Late Career
11.8%