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Average Social Worker Salary in Seattle, Washington

$57,848
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The average salary for a Social Worker in Seattle, Washington is $57,848.
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$40k
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$58k
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$78k
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What Do Social Workers Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Social Worker

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Social Workers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Social Workers?

An early career Social Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,835 based on 41 salaries. A mid-career Social Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,859 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Social Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,743 based on 22 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,173.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (23.3% less), Atlanta, Georgia (22.0% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (21.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 110 survey responses.
Early Career
37.3%
Mid Career
28.2%
Experienced
20.0%
Late Career
14.5%