$39,109
Avg. Salary
$19.00
Avg. Hourly Rate
Help us gather more data! Is Social Worker your job title? Find out what you're worth.

The average pay for a Social Worker in Memphis, Tennessee is $19.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Social Worker in Memphis, Tennessee is $39,109 per year.

10%
$9.14
10%
$19.00
50%
$26.89
90%
90%
MEDIAN $19.00
10%
$30k
10%
$39k
50%
$61k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $39,109
$30,463 - $60,931
$30K
$39K
$61K
MEDIAN: $39,109
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$9.14 - $26.89
$9
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$60K
Salary $30,463 - $60,931
Bonus $590
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$30,454 - $58,147
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 43
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $9.14 - $26.89
Overtime $32.00
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $590
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$30,454 - $58,147
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

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 Memphis, Tennessee

Shelby County, Tennessee
655,760
Male:
312,237 (47.6%)
Female:
343,523 (52.4%)
Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Shelby County. The city is located on the fourth Chickasaw Bluff, south of the confluence of the Wolf and Mississippi rivers. Memphis had a population of 653,450 in 2013, making it the largest city in the state of Tennessee. It is the largest city on the Mississippi River, the third largest in the greater Southeastern United States, and the 23rd largest in the United States. The greater Memphis metropolitan area, including adjacent counties in Mississippi and Arkansas, had a 2014 population of 1,317,314. This makes Memphis the second-largest metropolitan area in Tennessee, surpassed by metropolitan Nashville. Memphis is the youngest of Tennessee's major cities, founded in 1819 as a planned city by a group of wealthy Americans including judge John Overton and future president Andrew Jackson. A resident of Memphis is referred to...
Memphis:
$36,908
Tennessee:
$47,275
$826
Memphis:
$94,400
Tennessee:
$150,600
6.5%

Social Worker Job Listings

Key Stats for Social Worker

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Social Worker Salaries

Experienced
▲43%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

National Average
$39,000

Counseling
▼4%

Case Management
▼9%

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 21%