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Social Worker Mental Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$59,853 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Social Worker Mental is $59,853 a year and $29 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Social Worker Mental is between $43,657 and $73,311. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Social Worker Mental. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Provides psychiatric social work assistance to mentally or emotionally disturbed patients of hospitals, clinics, and other medical centers, and to their families, collaborating with psychiatric and allied team in diagnosis and treatment plan: investigates case situations and presents information to psychiatrist 070.107-014 and psychologist, clinical 045.107-022 and other members of health team, on patient's family and social background pertinent to diagnosis and treatment.
  • Helps patients to respond constructively to treatment and assist in adjustment leading to and following discharge.
  • Interprets psychiatric treatment to patient's family and helps to reduce fear and other attitudes obstructing acceptance of psychiatric care and continuation of treatment.
  • Serves as link between patient, psychiatric agency, and community.
  • May work directly in treatment relationship with patients, individually or in groups, in consultation with psychiatrist.
  • May refer patient or patient's family to other community resources.
  • Usually required to have knowledge and skill in casework methods acquired through degree program at school of social work.
Social Worker Mental Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers

Job family population: 112,040

Estimated population of Social Worker Mental jobs: 103,200

Rate of error: 1.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Social Worker Mental Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Therapist III/ Social Worker
Apr 23
East Chicago, United States
Regional Mental Health Center
Regional Mental Health Center Job Duties: The Therapist III / Social Worker will provide direct clinical services, documentation thereof, and participate in facility/program requirements and ...
Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Licensed Mental Health Counselor
May 14
Merrillville, IN, USA
Mid America Psychological & Counsel
Busy Psychology office seeking a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and/or Licensed Mental Health Counselor for our Multi-Location Group Practice. Desired candidate should be able to work with children ...
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
May 14
Chicago, IL, USA
Integrity Placement Group
Core Job Responsibilities • Provide screenings, assessments and diagnoses of mental health ... / LCPC or PsyD licensure required • Minimum five (5) years, post master's degree clinical ...
Counselor, LCSW or Psy. D - Garfield Park & Surrounding
Apr 24
Chicago, IL, USA
In-Home Counseling Services
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Psychologist needed to provide mental health counseling and support to seniors and other adults in their own home. Flexible hours (you pick your ...
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Psychologist
May 19
Joliet, IL, USA
Home Psych Services, P.C.
... Social Workers (LCSWs) who are interested and/or experienced in working with Geriatrics Adults ... Mental Illness, and Adults with Medical Disabilities residing in Skilled Nursing / Assisted ...
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