Average Social Worker Salary in San Diego, California

$49,132
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$725
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The average salary for a Social Worker in San Diego, California is $49,132.
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$36k
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$49k
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$72k
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MEDIAN $49,132
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Salary
$36k - $72k
Bonus
$0 - $725
Total Pay
$33k - $70k

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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

Popular Employer Salaries for Social Worker

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)
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Social Worker

Skills in Case Management, Counseling, Child Advocacy, Group Therapy and Spanish Language are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $43,951 based on 55 salaries. A mid-career Social Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,808 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Social Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,074 based on 21 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $63,016.
Employees with Social Worker in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 13.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (5.2% more) and New York, New York (2.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (16.4% less), Atlanta, Georgia (13.5% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 119 survey responses.
Early Career
46.2%
Mid Career
24.4%
Experienced
17.6%
Late Career
11.8%