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Social worker salary in Texas

How much does a Social Worker make in Texas?

Average base salary

arrow up6%
above national average
Average $59,310
Low $39,276
High $89,565
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a social worker is $59,310 per year in Texas. 415 salaries reported, updated at September 12, 2022

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Salaries by years of experience in Texas

Years of experiencePer year
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Social Workers in Texas

  1. Serrato Corp.
    367 reviews5 salaries reported
    $104,065per year
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Highest paying cities for Social Workers near Texas

  1. Beaumont, TX
    $65,502 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $62,566 per year
    49 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $60,313 per year
    39 salaries reported
  1. Fort Worth, TX
    $56,435 per year
    19 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $54,624 per year
    28 salaries reported
  3. San Angelo, TX
    $54,368 per year
    5 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $52,974 per year
    28 salaries reported
  2. El Paso, TX
    $50,051 per year
    10 salaries reported
  3. Arlington, TX
    $49,021 per year
    83 salaries reported
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Where can a Social Worker earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Social Workers

Most recommended certification

Certified School Psychologist

(earn +69.79% more)

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 $59,310 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
20123increase by 3
201316increase by 433.33%
201416decrease by 0.00%
201527increase by 68.75%
201639increase by 44.44%
201723decrease by 41.03%
201883increase by 260.87%
2019220increase by 165.06%

Top companies hiring Social Workers with the recommended certification

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Top specialties
Top licenses
Top skills
Early Intervention

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SpecialtiesSalaryJob openingsCompanies
6 jobs7
10 jobs34
66 jobs396
594 jobs1,476
570 jobs1,423
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Most common benefits for Social Workers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • 403(b) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Adoption assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Loan repayment program
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 6,723 ratings

50% of Social Workers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in Texas?

Mental Health Technician

1,582 job openings

Average $68,501 per year

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

1,259 job openings

Average $71,536 per year

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Common questions about salaries for 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
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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.

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