$51,094
Avg. Salary
$24.76
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,033

Bonus

$1,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Social Worker is $24.76 per hour.

The average pay for a Social Worker is $51,094 per year.

$16.65
10%
$24.76
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$35.88
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MEDIAN $24.76
$36k
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$51k
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$75k
90%
MEDIAN $51,094
$35,709 - $74,783
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MEDIAN: $51,094
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$0$74K
Salary $35,709 - $74,783
Bonus $202 - $4,989
Profit Sharing $1,000
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).
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$35,587 - $74,917
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 7 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,681
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $16.65 - $35.88
Overtime $11.15 - $57.15
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $202 - $4,989
Profit Sharing $1,000
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).
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$35,587 - $74,917
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 7 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 736

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)

Popular Employer Salaries for Social Worker

Social Worker Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,370

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Key Stats for Social Worker

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 368 votes.
10-19 years
82%
20 years or more
18%

Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

Spanish Language
▲17%

Psychiatric
▲13%

Hospice
▲7%

▲2%

▼0%

Group Therapy
▼0%

National Average
$51,000


Long Term Care
▼5%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 368 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 17%