$44,946
Avg. Salary
$18.31
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Social Worker in Nashville, Tennessee is $18.31 per hour.

The average pay for a Social Worker in Nashville, Tennessee is $44,946 per year.

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$12.87
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MEDIAN $44,946
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$0$55K
Salary $29,933 - $54,644
Bonus $1,025
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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$29,219 - $55,243
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 38
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $12.87 - $26.01
Overtime $26.07
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $1,025
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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$29,219 - $55,243
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

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
  • 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

About Nashville, Tennessee

Davidson County, Tennessee
626,681
Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County. It is located on the Cumberland River in the north central part of the state. The city is a center for the music, healthcare, publishing, banking and transportation industries, and home to numerous colleges and universities. Reflecting the city's position in state government, Nashville is home to the Tennessee Supreme Court's courthouse for Middle Tennessee. It is known as a center of the country music industry, earning it the nickname "Music City U.S.A." Since 1963, Nashville has had a consolidated city-county government which includes six smaller municipalities in a two-tier system. Nashville is governed by a mayor, vice-mayor, and 40-member Metropolitan Council. Thirty-five of the members are elected from single-member districts; five are elected at-large. According to 2015 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the total consolidated city-county population stood at 678,889. The "balance"...

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Key Stats for Social Worker

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Social Worker Salaries

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$45,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Case Management
▼1%

Counseling
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 28%