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Salary of a Social Worker

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Basic Salary Information:

Social workers are the one help people with daily issues and motivate them in difficult conditions of their life. There are also clinical social workers who treat various mental and emotion isses while working in a clinic. Whichever one you hope to be, your salary will stretch from $28,785 to $61,000. This gives an average income of social worker around $40,784 with an hourly pay of a $20.00. This is a very good salary and the reason for such a salary is the Growth of this job. At 25 percent the job Outlook for social workers is a lot faster than the average job outlook. How much does a Social Worker make is shown in table below:

State

Average Annual Range of Salary

New York

$32,119 – $63,865

California

$31,291 – $63,859

Texas

$29,143 – $62,322

Pennsylvania

$30,150 – $60,672

Ohio

$29,243 – $56,082

North Carolina

$29,975 – $53,391

Florida

$29,527 – $65,314

 

Experience

Average Annual Salary

Less than a year

$24,595 – $49,738

1 to 4 years

$28,751 – $50,844

5 to 9 years

$30,541 – $58,306

10 to 19 years

$32,332 – $68,969

More than 20 years

$35,318 – $75,429

There are tables above that show the difference in salary of a social worker with geographical location and experience. The first table shows the top paying states for social workers and the second tables shows the change in salary as you get more experienced. As you can see with enough experience and doing the job is the most perfect location you can get a salary of over $75,000.

Other Factors and Influences that determine salary:

The average salary of Social Worker  is often compared to the salary of a Geologist . There are a lot of factors that affect the salary of social workers. Among these factors are employee type and industry setting. These matter a lot and we will see the variation in the following tables.
The first table will show the difference Employer type can make and the most popular employers for this job:

  • Social Worker – Department of Social Services – $22,000 – $55,259
  • Social Worker – Department of Veteran’s Affairs – -$36,065 – $79,629
  • Social Worker – Department of Human Services – $33,264 – $54,795
  • Social Worker – V.A. Medical Center – $62,857 – $81,350
  • Social Worker – Catholic Charities – $30,000 – $50,580

The second table will show the difference different Industry setting does and the most popular Industry Settings:

  • Health Care – $28,225 – $60,545
  • Social Services – $26,280 – $54,337
  • Nursing Home – $28,275 – $59,334
  • Community Mental Health Center – $27,273 – $55,644
  • Adoption or Foster Care Services – $26,392 – $52,881

These are mainly the factors that affect this profession a lot.

Social workers give back to the community and earn money doing so. This is humanitarian job that help build character and lets you empathize with the world around you.

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