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What is the average salary for a Social Worker?

The average salary of a Social Worker is $56,060. Salaries start from $31,690 and go up to $81,770. Please note that the average salary for a Social Worker may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

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$0 $81,770
Starting ($31.7k)
Junior ($40.1k)
Experienced ($56.5k)
Senior ($70.4k)
Highest ($81.8k)
Highest

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

$81,770
Senior

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

$70,440
Experienced

The middle 50% of Social Workers in United States earn:

$56,510
Junior

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

$40,110
Starting

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

$31,690

Historical salary

Social Worker salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Social Worker Salary in Rhode Island 70,860 1
Social Worker Salary in Idaho 68,200 2
Social Worker Salary in South Dakota 65,760 3
Social Worker Salary in Maryland 65,500 4
Social Worker Salary in Nevada 64,560 5
Social Worker Salary in New Jersey 64,450 6
Social Worker Salary in District of Columbia 64,300 7
Social Worker Salary in Minnesota 63,650 8
Social Worker Salary in California 62,420 9
Social Worker Salary in Pennsylvania 62,160 10
Social Worker Salary in Alaska 61,830 11
Social Worker Salary in Delaware 61,790 12
Social Worker Salary in Hawaii 61,250 13
Social Worker Salary in Alabama 60,040 14
Social Worker Salary in Illinois 59,790 15
Social Worker Salary in New Hampshire 59,760 16
Social Worker Salary in West Virginia 59,060 17
Social Worker Salary in Virginia 58,560 18
Social Worker Salary in New York 58,130 19
Social Worker Salary in Texas 58,070 20
Social Worker Salary in Florida 57,390 21
Social Worker Salary in Massachusetts 57,120 22
Social Worker Salary in North Dakota 56,280 23
Social Worker Salary in United States 56,060 24
Social Worker Salary in Iowa 54,040 25
Social Worker Salary in Arizona 53,850 26
Social Worker Salary in Wisconsin 53,580 27
Social Worker Salary in Indiana 53,560 28
Social Worker Salary in Tennessee 52,830 29
Social Worker Salary in Louisiana 52,760 30
Social Worker Salary in Wyoming 52,470 31
Social Worker Salary in Nebraska 52,390 32
Social Worker Salary in Washington 52,140 33
Social Worker Salary in Connecticut 51,840 34
Social Worker Salary in Maine 51,750 35
Social Worker Salary in Georgia 51,380 36
Social Worker Salary in Mississippi 50,530 37
Social Worker Salary in New Mexico 50,050 38
Social Worker Salary in Michigan 49,640 39
Social Worker Salary in Colorado 49,000 40
Social Worker Salary in Virgin Islands 48,750 41
Social Worker Salary in Kansas 48,640 42
Social Worker Salary in South Carolina 47,740 43
Social Worker Salary in Oregon 47,300 44
Social Worker Salary in Missouri 46,900 45
Social Worker Salary in Utah 46,840 46
Social Worker Salary in Kentucky 46,710 47
Social Worker Salary in Ohio 46,580 48
Social Worker Salary in Oklahoma 46,430 49
Social Worker Salary in North Carolina 44,220 50
Social Worker Salary in Vermont 43,560 51
Social Worker Salary in Arkansas 42,740 52
Social Worker Salary in Montana 38,620 53
Social Worker Salary in Guam 33,030 54
Social Worker Salary in Puerto Rico 32,120 55