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Social Worker Psychiatric Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$59,950 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Social Worker Psychiatric is $59,950 a year and $29 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Social Worker Psychiatric is between $43,729 and $73,431. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Social Worker Psychiatric. 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 Psychiatric 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 Psychiatric jobs: 103,200

Rate of error: 1.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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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 2,705,994 (2018), 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 Psychiatric Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Clinical Therapists ( LCSW, LCPC, LMFT )
May 4
Chicago, IL, USA
Cathedral Counseling Center of Chicago
Position Requirements Applicants must have an LCSW, LCPC, or LMFT , a minimum of six years post ... The Center fulfills its mission by offering psychotherapy and psychiatric services to adult clients ...
(Prescriber) Advance Practice Nurse
Apr 10
Chicago, IL, USA
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
... working with pharmacies and pharmacy benefits Assist with identifying, obtaining and maintaining ... Social Services, Human Services, Mental Health Services, Nursing, Psychiatry, Psychiatric Care ...
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
May 28
Naperville, IL, USA
Naperville Clinical Associates
Our practice includes 3 psychologists, 2 clinical social worker and 3 licensed clinical ... Two years of outpatient psychiatric experience is preferred. Please send letter of interest with ...
Psychiatry, Advanced Practice Provider (Psychiatric) - Franciscan Physician Network -...
May 14
Hammond, IN, USA
Franciscan Physician Network
APP will collaborate with a team of psychologists, therapists and social workers. WHAT WE NEED ... Psychiatric medicine prescribing experience is required. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: * Schedule: Monday ...
Youth Care Worker
May 2
Aurora, IL, USA
Northern Illinois Academy
Northern Illinois Academy, a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility in Aurora, IL, serves youth ... social skills, implement the daily schedule, assist with behavior management and crisis ...
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