How Much Does A Social Worker Make?
Social workers play a very crucial role in the lives of people who are in need. The kinds of clients they deal with vary—some may have financial problems, others may struggle with family relationships while others may be dealing with substance abuse. No matter what their problem is, social workers are there to listen, give advice if they are qualified and direct them to the necessary resources that would help them.
In addition to the satisfaction that can be felt when you help others, social workers also receive good wages. The profession is also set to grow rapidly in the next few years, allowing for numerous employment opportunities in the field to those who wish to enter the profession.
Average Social Worker Annual Salary
The average annual salary for social workers is $50,710 a year. Salaries start at $28,800 a year and go up to $78,510 a year.
Average Social Worker Hourly Wage
The average hourly wage for a social worker is $24.38. Hourly wages were between $13.84 and $37.75 an hour.
Does Your Pay Depend On Your Experience?
Executive Social Worker$78,510/year $37.75/hour
(Top 10% of Social Workers)
Senior Social Worker$61,600/year $29.62/hour
(Top 25% of Social Workers)
Mid Level Social Worker$46,890/year $22.54/hour
Junior Social Worker$35,870/year $17.25/hour
(Bottom 25% of Social Workers)
Entry Level Social Worker$28,800/year $13.84/hour
(Bottom 10% of Social Workers)
Social Worker Average Salary Comparison
Data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).