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Social Worker Salary

$51,212 (USD)

Average Salary

$25/hr

Average Hourly

$865

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 21, 2019

The average pay for a Social Worker is $51,212 a year and $25 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Social Worker is between $37,771 and $62,414. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Social Worker. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Guides and counsels individuals and families in crisis, ranging from the unemployed to children who need foster homes to elderly people who have no one to care for them.
  • Assists clients in obtaining government funds, education, or treatment.
  • Secures information, such as medical, psychological, and social factors contributing to client's situation, and evaluates these and client's capacities.
Social Worker Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Child, Family, and School Social Workers

Job family population: 320,170

Estimated population of Social Worker jobs: 30,903

Rate of error: 0.8%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$59,368
5 Year Change:
16 %
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About United States

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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Social Worker Job Listings for United States

Social Worker LCSW
Nov 21
Reston, VA, USA
Doctors office / Family Practice
Social Worker Reston, VA HOURS : Monday- Friday 8am-5pm ( No weekends, No call, No holidays) MUST: Experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker Masters degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or ...
Branch Social Worker - Part Time
Nov 21
Eugene, OR, USA
HOLT INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S SERVICES INC
AK/OR/WA Branch Social Worker - this position will serve families in Oregon. Part time hourly position with a pay range $20.46/hr - $27.62/hr DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: The Social Services Department is ...
Social Worker
Nov 20
San Francisco, United States
Legal Assistance to the Elderly, Inc
Legal Assistance to the Elderly (LAE), in partnership with AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP) seeks a Social Worker who will work with our housing attorneys to provide support to clients facing ...
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Nov 20
Washington D.C., United States
NRI Staffing
Social Worker Job Type: Full Time, Direct Location: Washington, DC Salary: $78k to $100k annually We are working with a well-renowned healthcare organization in search of a professional Social Worker ...
Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) - Social Worker (LCSW)
Nov 20
Show Low, United States
Blue Royal Staffing
Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) / Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) LOCATION: Show Low, Arizona SPECIALTY: Geriatric Psychiatric unit SHIFT: Days JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent ESSENTIAL ...

The average pay for a Social Worker is $51,212 a year and $25 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Social Worker is between $37,771 and $62,414. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Social Worker. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Social Worker LCSW
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Social Worker Reston, VA HOURS : Monday- Friday 8am-5pm ( No weekends, No call, No holidays) MUST: Experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker Masters degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or ...
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Nov 21
Eugene, OR, USA
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AK/OR/WA Branch Social Worker - this position will serve families in Oregon. Part time hourly position with a pay range $20.46/hr - $27.62/hr DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: The Social Services Department is ...
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