$59,524
Avg. Salary
$28.56
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Social Worker in Oakland, California is $28.56 per hour.

The average pay for a Social Worker in Oakland, California is $59,524 per year.

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MEDIAN $59,524
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$45,987 - $76,302
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

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 patient’s case and disseminate that information in a way that the patient and his or her family can understand. A social worker must have good time management and organization skills to maintain a caseload and sufficiently document cases as patients are reevaluated at appropriate intervals throughout their treatment. The worker will be the patient’s advocate and will provide the patient with resources that can help in dealing with his or her issues and learning to function as a normal member of society. Education requirements typically include a master’s degree in social work (MSW), and a social worker must be licensed in the state of employment or must be able to obtain a license before the first day of work. An applicant should be able to work with people of all walks of life, and be comfortable with a diverse patient base as the issues that strike patients do not discriminate on any basis. Knowledge of other languages is helpful for a social worker, but is not a requirement for employment. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)

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

About Oakland, California

Alameda County, California
419,278
Male:
203,827 (48.6%)
Female:
215,451 (51.4%)
Oakland /ˈoʊklənd/ is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. A major West Coast port city, Oakland is the largest city in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, the third largest city overall in the San Francisco Bay Area, the eighth largest city in California, and the 45th largest city in the United States, with a population of 419,267 as of 2015. It serves as a trade center for the San Francisco Bay Area; its Port of Oakland is the busiest port in the San Francisco Bay, the entirety of Northern California, and the fifth busiest in the United States. The city is located six miles (9.7 km) east of San Francisco. Oakland was incorporated in 1852. Oakland's territory covers what was once a mosaic of California coastal terrace prairie, oak woodland, and north coastal scrub. Its land served as a rich...
Oakland:
$58,807
California:
$64,500
$1,240
Oakland:
$557,000
California:
$449,100
4.8%

Social Worker Job Listings

Key Stats for Social Worker

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
16%

Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

National Average
$59,000

Counseling
▼11%

Case Management
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: