Average Social Worker with Counseling Skills Salary

$46,964
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,008
Bonus
$1,300
Commission
$40
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Social Worker with Counseling skills is $46,964.
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$34k
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$47k
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$66k
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MEDIAN $46,964
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United States (change)
Salary
$34k - $66k
Bonus
$202 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $40
Commission
$0 - $1k
Total Pay
$32k - $68k

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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
The top respondents for the job title Social Worker are from the companies DaVita Inc., The Veterans Administration (United States) and Catholic Charities. Reported salaries are highest at Department of Veteran's Affairs where the average pay is $70,531. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Kaiser Permanente and The Veterans Administration (United States), earning around $61,653 and $61,193, respectively. Centerstone pays the lowest at around $38,000. Catholic Charities and Department of Social Services also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $42,494 and $44,992, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Social Worker

Skills in Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Long Term Care, Group Therapy, Child Advocacy 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 $40,840 based on 541 salaries. An early career Social Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,580 based on 1,527 salaries. A mid-career Social Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,416 based on 806 salaries. An experienced Social Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,333 based on 680 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $58,885.
Employees with Social Worker in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 18.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (11.4% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (5.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (15.3% less), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11.1% less) and Chicago, Illinois (11.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,886 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.9%
Early Career
39.3%
Mid Career
20.7%
Experienced
17.5%
Late Career
8.5%