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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$47,278 USD

£37,366 GBP
New York City

$63,000 USD

$42,000 USD

£33,195 GBP
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Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / Social Worker / United States

Average salary for Social Worker / United States is $47,278 USD per year. The most typical earning is $42,000 USD. All data are based on 76 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $53,800 USD. Women receive a salary of $44,800 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Masters Degree with salary of $52,200 USD. The second most paid education level is High School with salary of $47,000 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 16-20 Years of experience receive salary of $72,600 USD. Employees with 8-12 Years of experience receive $47,700 USD.

Levels / Social Worker / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
0 n/a
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
1 100%
1.32%
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
5 98.68%
6.58%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
11 92.11%
14.47%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
10 77.63%
13.16%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
13 64.47%
17.11%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
10 47.37%
13.16%
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
10 34.21%
13.16%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
5 21.05%
6.58%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
1 14.47%
1.32%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
4 13.16%
5.26%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
1 7.89%
1.32%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
0 n/a
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
2 6.58%
2.63%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
1 3.95%
1.32%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
0 n/a
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
0 n/a
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
0 n/a
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
0 n/a
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
0 n/a
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
0 n/a
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
0 n/a
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
0 n/a
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
1 2.63%
1.32%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
0 n/a
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
0 n/a
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
1 1.32%
1.32%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
0 n/a
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
0 n/a
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
0 n/a
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
0 n/a
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
0 n/a
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
0 n/a
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
0 n/a
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
0 n/a
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
0 n/a
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
0 n/a

Gender / Social Worker / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 26 $53,800 USD
2 Women 43 $44,800 USD

Education / Social Worker / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Masters Degree 38 $52,200 USD
2 High School 2 $47,000 USD
3 Bachelors Degree 27 $45,900 USD
4 Some College 9 $30,900 USD

Experience / Social Worker / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 16-20 Years 9 $72,600 USD
2 8-12 Years 11 $47,700 USD
3 4-8 Years 14 $45,700 USD
4 20+ Years 7 $45,700 USD
5 12-16 Years 8 $44,900 USD
6 1-2 Years 9 $41,100 USD
7 0-1 Year 7 $41,000 USD
8 2-4 Years 11 $40,000 USD

Age / Social Worker / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 51-55 4 $94,500 USD
2 61-65 1 $69,000 USD
3 56-60 4 $55,300 USD
4 66-70 1 $48,600 USD
5 46-50 4 $48,500 USD
6 41-45 12 $48,100 USD
7 36-40 9 $46,900 USD
8 26-30 16 $45,000 USD
9 31-35 8 $42,300 USD
10 n/a 7 $38,400 USD
11 21-25 8 $36,900 USD
12 14-20 1 $35,000 USD
13 71-75 1 $26,000 USD

Work Type / Social Worker / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Permanent 63 $48,500 USD
2 Self Employed 4 $47,800 USD
3 Contract 2 $41,000 USD
4 Part Time 7 $38,000 USD

States / Social Worker / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Montana 1 $85,000 USD
2 California 9 $65,300 USD
3 New York State 4 $64,000 USD
4 Massachusetts 3 $56,700 USD
5 New Jersey 2 $51,500 USD
6 Texas 3 $48,700 USD
7 Illinois 3 $48,300 USD
8 Pennsylvania 3 $48,300 USD
9 Missouri 2 $46,500 USD
10 Arizona 2 $45,800 USD
11 Maine 2 $45,000 USD
12 Oklahoma 1 $45,000 USD
13 Georgia 5 $42,100 USD
14 Minnesota 7 $41,900 USD
15 Maryland 1 $41,000 USD
16 Washington State 5 $40,700 USD
17 Utah 3 $39,800 USD
18 Oregon 5 $39,700 USD
19 Ohio 3 $36,700 USD
20 District Of Columbia (DC) 2 $36,000 USD
21 New Hampshire 1 $35,000 USD
22 Wisconsin 2 $33,500 USD
23 Florida 1 $32,000 USD
24 Indiana 1 $30,000 USD
25 New Mexico 1 $29,000 USD

Cities / Social Worker / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 San Diego 2 $139,000 USD
2 Billings, Montana 1 $85,000 USD
3 Rochester 1 $67,000 USD
4 New York City 3 $63,000 USD
5 Riverside 1 $58,000 USD
6 Boston 3 $56,700 USD
7 Philadelphia 2 $55,500 USD
8 Jersey City 1 $55,000 USD
9 Phoenix 1 $54,000 USD
10 Los Angeles 2 $53,700 USD
11 Augusta 1 $50,600 USD
12 Vancouver, United States 1 $50,000 USD
13 Houston 1 $49,000 USD
14 Toledo 1 $49,000 USD
15 --Other-- 4 $48,800 USD
16 San Antonio 2 $48,500 USD
17 Chicago 3 $48,300 USD
18 Newark 1 $48,000 USD
19 Kansas City 2 $46,500 USD
20 Portland, Maine 2 $45,000 USD
21 Tulsa 1 $45,000 USD
22 Seattle 2 $42,500 USD
23 Fresno 1 $42,200 USD
24 Minneapolis 7 $41,900 USD
25 Baltimore 1 $41,000 USD
26 Atlanta 4 $40,000 USD
27 Salt Lake City 3 $39,800 USD
28 Portland, Oregon 5 $39,700 USD
29 Oxnard 1 $38,800 USD
30 Tucson 1 $37,500 USD
31 Washington DC 2 $36,000 USD
32 Cincinnati 1 $35,000 USD
33 Manchester, United States 1 $35,000 USD
34 Spokane 2 $34,300 USD
35 Pittsburgh 1 $34,000 USD
36 Milwaukee 2 $33,500 USD
37 Stockton 1 $33,000 USD
38 Fort Lauderdale 1 $32,000 USD
39 San Francisco 1 $30,000 USD
40 Indianapolis 1 $30,000 USD
41 Albuquerque 1 $29,000 USD
42 Columbus 1 $26,000 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

14/14  Data Analyst (Man)
Posted 28 May 2022

What I do?

"Data analysis, grant compliance, policy creation, service facilitation."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 0-1 Year Advanced $55,000 USD

13/14  Social Worker (Woman)
Posted 13 April 2022

What I do?

"Coordination, council,."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Rochester Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $67,000 USD

12/14  Service Coordinator (Man)
Posted 12 January 2022

What I do?

"Case Management, assist individuals with obtaining employment, housing, and supportive care."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Riverside Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced $58,000 USD

11/14  Youth Care Specialist (Woman)
Posted 17 November 2021

What I do?

"Supervise clients, facilitate groups."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Portland, Oregon Some College 0-1 Year Intermediate $25,000 USD

10/14  Child Welfare Ongoing Resource Support Specialist (Woman)
Posted 03 July 2020

What I do?

"Safety Planning, Parent Education, Resource development, Life Skills Training, Testify in Court, Submit Documentation for Courts, Provide Transportation, Theraputic Process of Change, Errors in Thinking training, Referrals to treatment and therapy as needed. Use of PC, Windows Platforms, Skype, Zoom, and Duo Video interaction and training, Social Media platforms, Previously on Child Care Registry and Social Work Training Certificate. Certified Educator for Nurturing Parenting Programs and Child Passenger Safety Certified Educator."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Milwaukee Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $42,000 USD

9/14  Licensed Personal Therapist (Woman)
Posted 15 January 2020

What I do?

"Marriage and Family Relations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Portland, Maine Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a $50,000 USD

8/14  Social Worker (Woman)
Posted 17 November 2019

What I do?

"I think that this will do just nicely."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tucson Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $37,500 USD

7/14  School Social Worker (Woman)
Posted 26 September 2019

What I do?

"Counsel with school age children relating to mental and learning disabilities, emotional crises, and truancy."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kansas City Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year n/a $56,000 USD

6/14  Child, Family And School Social Worker (Woman)
Posted 25 September 2019

What I do?

"Marriage and family relations counselor."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Salt Lake City Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a $45,000 USD

5/14  Social Worker (Woman)
Posted 07 July 2019

What I do?

"Adult protective services."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Masters Degree 16-20 Years n/a $70,000 USD

4/14  Executive Director (Woman)
Posted 11 February 2019

What I do?

"Nonprofit fundraiser."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a $44,500 USD

3/14  Child Advocate (Woman)
Posted 27 October 2018

What I do?

"Maintaining safety of children placed in foster care system."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fort Lauderdale Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $32,000 USD

2/14  Hospice Social Worker (Woman)
Posted 01 May 2018

What I do?

"Assisting people in end of life care through bereavement, counseling, advocacy, and any resources necessary."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a $53,000 USD

1/14  Supervisor (Man)
Posted 21 August 2017

What I do?

"Supervise and schedule workers."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Columbus Some College 20+ Years n/a $26,000 USD


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