How much does a Social Worker make?

Updated Jun 18, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$54,162 /yr
Average Base Pay

6,945 salaries

$38K

Low

$54K

Average

$76K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Social Worker is $54,162 in United States. Filter by location to see Social Worker salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 6,945 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Social Worker employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Social Worker$54,162 /yr
L3
Senior Social Worker$61,510 /yr
L4
Lead Social Worker$71,252 /yr
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Child and Family Social Worker

$50,029

per year

Lcsw

$64,358

per year

Medical Social Worker

$62,877

per year

Social Worker LCSW

$51,202

per year

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US Department of Veterans Affairs
3.7

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Social Worker

$73,696

 /yr
Range: $43K - $105K
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$43K

$105K

$42,740 - $104,712 Range

DaVita
3.5

DaVita

Social Worker

$65,324

 /yr
Range: $45K - $82K

$45K

$82K

$44,567 - $82,099 Range

Gandara Center
3

Gandara Center

Social Worker

$63,710

 /yr
Range: $64K - $66K

$64K

$66K

$63,710 - $65,799 Range

ProMedica Senior Care
2.8

ProMedica Senior Care

Social Worker

$50,132

 /yr
Range: $41K - $67K

$41K

$67K

$41,158 - $67,261 Range

US Army
3.9

US Army

Social Worker

$57,244

 /yr
Range: $47K - $92K

$47K

$92K

$47,386 - $91,647 Range

Mount Sinai Health System
3.6

Mount Sinai Health System

Social Worker

$68,485

 /yr
Range: $57K - $85K

$57K

$85K

$57,067 - $84,826 Range

Fresenius Medical Care - North America
3.5

Fresenius Medical Care - North America

Social Worker

$59,439

 /yr
Range: $47K - $73K

$47K

$73K

$46,551 - $73,451 Range

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Massachusetts Department of Children and Families
3.5

$51K

$67K

$50,772 - $67,113 Range

Northwell Health
4.1

Northwell Health

Social Worker

$76,887

 /yr
Range: $40K - $93K

$40K

$93K

$39,758 - $92,954 Range

Arkansas DHS
3.6

Arkansas DHS

Social Worker

$46,257

 /yr
Range: $46K - $51K

$46K

$51K

$46,257 - $50,757 Range

Baylor Scott & White Health
3.8

Baylor Scott & White Health

Social Worker

$62,559

 /yr
Range: $52K - $65K

$52K

$65K

$51,901 - $65,122 Range

JCCA
3.1

JCCA

Social Worker

$52,006

 /yr
Range: $49K - $59K

$49K

$59K

$49,463 - $59,097 Range

VITAS Healthcare
3.3

VITAS Healthcare

Social Worker

$61,283

 /yr
Range: $46K - $82K

$46K

$82K

$46,174 - $81,866 Range

New Alternatives for Children
3.5

New Alternatives for Children

Social Worker

$52,211

 /yr
Range: $48K - $59K

$48K

$59K

$48,429 - $59,248 Range

Center for Urban Community Service (CUCS)
3.2

Center for Urban Community Service (CUCS)

Social Worker

$52,431

 /yr
Range: $48K - $61K

$48K

$61K

$48,037 - $61,422 Range

NYC Health + Hospitals
3.5

NYC Health + Hospitals

Social Worker

$63,605

 /yr
Range: $57K - $71K

$57K

$71K

$56,900 - $71,378 Range

Golden Gate Regional Center
3.4

Golden Gate Regional Center

Social Worker

$49,436

 /yr
Range: $47K - $63K

$47K

$63K

$47,302 - $62,506 Range

Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.
3.7

Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.

Social Worker

$55,452

 /yr
Range: $51K - $61K

$51K

$61K

$50,841 - $60,866 Range

BJC HealthCare
3.8

BJC HealthCare

Social Worker

$56,259

 /yr
Range: $36K - $69K

$36K

$69K

$36,337 - $69,185 Range

InnovAge
2.8

InnovAge

Social Worker

$60,984

 /yr
Range: $50K - $67K

$50K

$67K

$50,132 - $66,650 Range

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Recent Salary Reports

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

$50
hourly
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $50 per hour
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$28
hourly
A Licensed Master Social Worker in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $28 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Hospital
$53,000
per year
A Caseworker in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $53,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$21
hourly
A Childcare Provider in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $21 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$35
hourly
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $35 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$95,000
per year
A Social Worker in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $95,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Government
$40
hourly
A Medical Social Worker in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $40 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$25
hourly
A Master Social Worker in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Temporary
 
51 to 200 employees
Government
$47,000
per year
A Youth Worker in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $47,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private