The average salary for a Social Worker with Hospice skills is $49,388.
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$35k - $67k
$35k - $67k
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Job Description for Social Worker
A social worker will work closely with patients and their families to assess and treat a myriad of issues, and to help in understanding and coping with emotional and social problems of various natures. Excellent communication skills are integral to the job, as the social worker must be able to facilitate education, work with support groups, and provide referrals to patients. The employee will have the resources and research abilities to find information that is relevant to issues particular to a…Read more
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
Popular Employer Salaries for Social Worker
The top respondents for the job title Social Worker are from the companies Kindred Healthcare, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care and VITAS Healthcare Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care where the average pay is $54,495. Kindred Healthcare pays the lowest at around $49,961.
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Popular Skills for Social Worker
Skills that pay less than market rate include Group Therapy, Geriatrics, 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 $40,341 based on 18 salaries. An early career Social Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,142 based on 181 salaries. A mid-career Social Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,980 based on 131 salaries. An experienced Social Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,194 based on 107 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,432.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Social Worker in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 22.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cleveland, Ohio (21.5% more) and Los Angeles, California (19.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Greenville, South Carolina (21.2% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (17.0% less).
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