How much does a Social Worker make in the United States?
Salaries by years of experience in the United States
Best-paid skills and qualifications for social workers
Certified School Psychologist
The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 165.06% since 2018. Social Workers with this certification earn +69.79% more than the average base salary, which is $58,824 per year.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this certification||Change from previous year|
|2012||3||increase by 3|
|2013||16||increase by 433.33%|
|2014||16||decrease by 0.00%|
|2015||27||increase by 68.75%|
|2016||39||increase by 44.44%|
|2017||23||decrease by 41.03%|
|2018||83||increase by 260.87%|
|2019||220||increase by 165.06%|
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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
Licensed Psychologist Credentials
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
50% of Social workers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area
Frequently asked questions
How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a social worker?
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What type of social worker gets paid the most?
The types of social workers that are paid the most include :
- Clinical Social Worker
- Healthcare Administrator
- Healthcare Social Worker
- School and Career Counselor
- Social Work Teacher
- Social and Community Service Manager
Do social workers make good money?
Social worker salaries vary between states. Some factors that determine how much a social worker makes include the level of experience, education, employer, location, speciality and work setting.