How much does a Social Work make?

Updated Nov 30, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$75,214 /yr
Average Base Pay

1,968 salaries

$57K

Low

$75K

Average

$99K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Social Work is $75,214 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Social Work salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1968 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Social Work employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Social Worker$54,923 /yr
L3
Senior Social Worker$63,133 /yr
L4
Lead Social Worker$72,588 /yr
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US Department of Veterans Affairs
3.7

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Social Work - Hourly Intern

$13

 /hr
Range: $6 - $14
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$6

$14

$6 - $14 Range

US Department of Veterans Affairs
3.7

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Social Work

$84,353

 /yr
Range: $41K - $90K

$41K

$90K

$41,117 - $89,896 Range

Fresno County
4.1

Fresno County

Social Work

$44,915

 /yr
Range: $40K - $51K

$40K

$51K

$40,000 - $50,618 Range

Texas Children's Hospital
4

$59K

$79K

$59,183 - $79,057 Range

Heartland Hospice
3.1

Heartland Hospice

Social Work - Hourly
About 

$24 -$27

 hourly

$24

$27

$24 - $27 Range

JCCA
3.1

JCCA

Social Work
About 

$49K -$56K

$49K

$56K

$49,416 - $55,660 Range

Mount Sinai Health System
3.5

$47K

$80K

$47,055 - $79,949 Range

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Emerson Hospital
3.5

Emerson Hospital

Social Work
About 

$47K -$68K

$47K

$68K

$47,269 - $67,595 Range

Henry Ford Health System
3.7

Henry Ford Health System

Social Work - Hourly
About 

$24 -$35

 hourly

$24

$35

$24 - $35 Range

VITAS Healthcare
3.1

VITAS Healthcare

Social Work
About 

$51K -$58K

$51K

$58K

$50,616 - $57,538 Range

Partnership with Children
4

Partnership with Children

Social Work - Hourly Intern
About 

$16 -$22

 hourly

$16

$22

$16 - $22 Range

The SAFE Alliance (TX)
3.9

The SAFE Alliance (TX)

Social Work
About 

$39K -$47K

$39K

$47K

$38,606 - $46,699 Range

State of New Jersey
3.6

State of New Jersey

Social Work
About 

$54K -$85K

$54K

$85K

$53,585 - $84,513 Range

U.S. Renal Care
3.4

U.S. Renal Care

Social Work
About 

$64K -$72K

$64K

$72K

$63,735 - $71,763 Range

Ascension
3.4

Ascension

Social Work - Hourly
About 

$28 -$30

 hourly

$28

$30

$28 - $30 Range

Colorado State University
4.3

Colorado State University

Social Work - Hourly
About 

$15 -$16

 hourly

$15

$16

$15 - $16 Range

Latin American Youth Center (LAYC)
3.8

$49K

$53K

$48,525 - $53,250 Range

Center for Urban Community Service (CUCS)
3.8

$49K

$53K

$49,057 - $52,872 Range

County of Sacramento
4.1

County of Sacramento

Social Work
About 

$62K -$68K

$62K

$68K

$62,456 - $68,130 Range

YMCA
3.9

YMCA

Social Work - Hourly Intern
About 

$5 -$5

 hourly

$5

$5

$5 - $5 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Social Work salaries

The national average salary for a Social Work is $75,214 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Social Work salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1968 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Social Work employees.

The highest salary for a Social Work in United States is $98,549 per year.

The lowest salary for a Social Work in United States is $57,404 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Social Work or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Social Work.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent social work salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$18
hourly
A Factory Worker in the Peoria, IL Area area reported making $18 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Peoria, IL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$39
hourly
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW in the Bridgeport, CT Area area reported making $39 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Bridgeport, CT Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Hospital
$15
hourly
A Family Room Specialist in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Temporary
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$65,000
per year
A Childcare Provider in the Lafayette, LA Area area reported making $65,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Lafayette, LA Area area
Self-Employed
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$45,000
per year
A Social Worker in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $45,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
School / School District
$16
hourly
A Social Worker in the Springfield, MO Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Springfield, MO Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$57
hourly
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $57 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$25
hourly
A Family Partner in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
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