Average Late-Career Social Worker Salary

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The average salary for a Late-Career Social Worker is $57,321.
MEDIAN $57,321
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$39k - $83k
$97 - $4k
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$39k - $82k

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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., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. and UnitedHealth Group. Reported salaries are highest at The Veterans Administration (United States) where the average pay is $78,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., earning around $63,000. HCR ManorCare pays the lowest at around $45,239. DaVita Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $56,498.

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Popular Skills for Social Worker

Skills in Counseling and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Long Term Care, 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 $39,349 based on 2,264 salaries. An early career Social Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,990 based on 4,927 salaries. A mid-career Social Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,180 based on 2,402 salaries. An experienced Social Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,683 based on 2,197 salaries.
Employees with Social Worker in their job title in Baltimore, Maryland earn an average of 17.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (16.8% more) and San Diego, California (9.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (7.6% less) and Dallas, Texas (0.3% less).

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