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What is the average salary for Social Workers in the United States?

Social Workers earn an average hourly wage of $28.08. Hourly wages typically start from $15.85 and go up to $40.69. Social Workers earn an average salary of $58,410 per year. Salaries typically start from $32,970 and go up to $84,630.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Social Workers in the United States earn:

$40.69 an hour $84,630 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Social Workers in the United States earn:

$35.47 an hour $73,780 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Social Workers in the United States earn:

$28.42 an hour $59,100 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Social Workers in the United States earn:

$20.09 an hour $41,790 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Social Workers in the United States earn:

$15.85 an hour $32,970 per year

Historical salary for Social Workers in the United States

Social Worker salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Social Worker Salary in District of Columbia $35.40 $73,630 # 1
Social Worker Salary in Rhode Island $34.06 $70,850 # 2
Social Worker Salary in Illinois $33.15 $68,950 # 3
Social Worker Salary in Idaho $32.92 $68,470 # 4
Social Worker Salary in New Jersey $32.54 $67,690 # 5
Social Worker Salary in South Dakota $32.38 $67,350 # 6
Social Worker Salary in Hawaii $32.21 $66,990 # 7
Social Worker Salary in Maryland $31.91 $66,370 # 8
Social Worker Salary in Nevada $31.54 $65,600 # 9
Social Worker Salary in Alaska $31.26 $65,030 # 10
Social Worker Salary in California $30.96 $64,390 # 11
Social Worker Salary in Vermont $30.30 $63,030 # 12
Social Worker Salary in Massachusetts $30.29 $62,990 # 13
Social Worker Salary in Delaware $30.04 $62,490 # 14
Social Worker Salary in Texas $29.60 $61,560 # 15
Social Worker Salary in Alabama $29.43 $61,220 # 16
Social Worker Salary in Florida $29.26 $60,860 # 17
Social Worker Salary in New York $28.81 $59,930 # 18
Social Worker Salary in West Virginia $28.73 $59,760 # 19
Social Worker Salary in Pennsylvania $28.53 $59,340 # 20
Social Worker Salary in Minnesota $28.50 $59,280 # 21
Social Worker Salary in Virginia $28.35 $58,970 # 22
Social Worker Salary in Washington $28.33 $58,920 # 23
Social Worker Salary in Nebraska $28.31 $58,880 # 24
Social Worker Salary in New Hampshire $27.88 $57,990 # 25
Social Worker Salary in Wisconsin $27.49 $57,170 # 26
Social Worker Salary in Connecticut $27.20 $56,580 # 27
Social Worker Salary in Indiana $27.05 $56,270 # 28
Social Worker Salary in Iowa $26.58 $55,290 # 29
Social Worker Salary in Michigan $26.48 $55,080 # 30
Social Worker Salary in Arizona $26.03 $54,140 # 31
Social Worker Salary in Louisiana $25.91 $53,900 # 32
Social Worker Salary in Georgia $25.43 $52,890 # 33
Social Worker Salary in North Dakota $25.39 $52,810 # 34
Social Worker Salary in Tennessee $25.05 $52,110 # 35
Social Worker Salary in Maine $23.95 $49,820 # 36
Social Worker Salary in New Mexico $23.71 $49,310 # 37
Social Worker Salary in Colorado $23.44 $48,760 # 38
Social Worker Salary in South Carolina $23.40 $48,670 # 39
Social Worker Salary in Kentucky $23.37 $48,600 # 40
Social Worker Salary in Utah $23.24 $48,330 # 41
Social Worker Salary in Oregon $23.08 $48,000 # 42
Social Worker Salary in Mississippi $22.93 $47,700 # 43
Social Worker Salary in Missouri $22.83 $47,490 # 44
Social Worker Salary in North Carolina $22.72 $47,260 # 45
Social Worker Salary in Ohio $22.72 $47,260 # 46
Social Worker Salary in Kansas $22.67 $47,160 # 47
Social Worker Salary in Oklahoma $22.49 $46,790 # 48
Social Worker Salary in Arkansas $21.21 $44,130 # 49
Social Worker Salary in Montana $19.09 $39,710 # 50
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics