Social Worker (MSW) in Chicago, Illinois Salary

The average salary for a Social Worker (MSW) in Chicago, Illinois is $40,608 per year.

$33,292 - $73,404
$33K
$43K
$73K
MEDIAN: $42,907
10%
50%
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Salary $33,292 - $73,404
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$31,864 - $76,596
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

Job Description for Social Worker (MSW)

Although social work includes a wide range of specialties, social workers are generally tasked with helping people cope with problems in their daily lives. This includes offering support and services to children and families in need, as well as the academic needs of children in schools. They may also assist patients in health care settings, explain treatments, and set up at-home care.

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Social Worker (MSW) 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 Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

Social Worker (MSW) Job Listings

Key Stats for Social Worker (MSW)

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
6%

Skills That Affect Social Worker (MSW) Salaries

National Average
$43,000

Program Management
▼6%

Case Management
▼10%

Counseling
▼11%

Psychiatric
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 10%