Average Entry-Level Social Worker with Counseling Skills Salary

$40,840
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$700
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Social Worker with Counseling skills is $40,840.
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$30k
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$41k
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$53k
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MEDIAN $40,840
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Salary
$30k - $53k
Bonus
$101 - $10k
Total Pay
$29k - $54k

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

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 $43,670 based on 1,346 salaries. A mid-career Social Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,442 based on 661 salaries. An experienced Social Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,456 based on 572 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $58,751.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,944 survey responses.
Early Career
45.7%
Mid Career
22.5%
Experienced
19.4%
Late Career
12.4%