Entry-Level Social Worker (MSW) Salary

An Entry-Level Social Worker (MSW) earns an average salary of $42,325 per year. A skill in Dialysis is associated with high pay for this job.

$33,564 - $57,326
$34K
$44K
$57K
MEDIAN: $43,662
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$16.28 - $30.13
$16
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $22.33
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$0$59K
Salary $33,564 - $57,326
Bonus $103.04 - $5,817
Profit Sharing $2,035
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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$33,726 - $59,542
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 719
Hourly Data $0$73
Hourly Rate $16.28 - $30.13
Overtime $10.26 - $73.97
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $103.04 - $5,817
Profit Sharing $2,035
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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$33,726 - $59,542
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 321

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Social Worker (MSW) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Social Worker (MSW)

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,656

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Social Worker (MSW) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Social Worker (MSW) in Sandusky:
Don't sell yourself short...you are valuable! It's all in the approach as to how far you can make it!

Social Worker (MSW) in United States:
Pick another degree if you have to take out loans because you will owe more than you make.

Social Worker (MSW) in Alexandria:
"Always take time to take care of yourself."
Can be high burn out dealing with children's lives being put at risk but, at the same time it is rewarding to work with families and children.

Social Worker (MSW) in Seattle:
"How to advocate for a better salary."
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Key Stats for Social Worker (MSW)

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
12%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Social Worker (MSW) Salaries

Dialysis
▲9%

Psychiatric
▲3%


Spanish Language
▲2%

Hospice
▲2%

Community Health
▲1%

Geriatrics
▲1%

Bereavement Counseling
▲1%

Family Practice
▲1%

Acute Care
▲1%

Patient Education
▼0%

National Average
$45,000


Group Therapy
▼1%

Counseling
▼2%

Program Management
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 16%
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