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What is the average salary for a Social Worker?

The average salary of a Social Worker is $27.0. Salaries start from $15.2 and go up to $39.3. 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 $39.3
Starting ($15.24)
Junior ($19.28)
Experienced ($27.17)
Senior ($33.87)
Highest ($39.31)
Highest

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

$39.3
Senior

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

$33.9
Experienced

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

$27.2
Junior

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

$19.3
Starting

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

$15.2

Historical salary

Social Worker salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Social Worker Salary in Rhode Island 34.1 1
Social Worker Salary in Idaho 32.8 2
Social Worker Salary in South Dakota 31.6 3
Social Worker Salary in Maryland 31.5 4
Social Worker Salary in Nevada 31.0 5
Social Worker Salary in New Jersey 31.0 6
Social Worker Salary in District of Columbia 30.9 7
Social Worker Salary in Minnesota 30.6 8
Social Worker Salary in California 30.0 9
Social Worker Salary in Pennsylvania 29.9 10
Social Worker Salary in Alaska 29.7 11
Social Worker Salary in Delaware 29.7 12
Social Worker Salary in Hawaii 29.5 13
Social Worker Salary in Alabama 28.9 14
Social Worker Salary in Illinois 28.7 15
Social Worker Salary in New Hampshire 28.7 16
Social Worker Salary in West Virginia 28.4 17
Social Worker Salary in Virginia 28.2 18
Social Worker Salary in New York 28.0 19
Social Worker Salary in Texas 27.9 20
Social Worker Salary in Florida 27.6 21
Social Worker Salary in Massachusetts 27.5 22
Social Worker Salary in North Dakota 27.1 23
Social Worker Salary in United States 27.0 24
Social Worker Salary in Iowa 26.0 25
Social Worker Salary in Arizona 25.9 26
Social Worker Salary in Wisconsin 25.8 27
Social Worker Salary in Indiana 25.8 28
Social Worker Salary in Tennessee 25.4 29
Social Worker Salary in Louisiana 25.4 30
Social Worker Salary in Wyoming 25.2 31
Social Worker Salary in Nebraska 25.2 32
Social Worker Salary in Washington 25.1 33
Social Worker Salary in Connecticut 24.9 34
Social Worker Salary in Maine 24.9 35
Social Worker Salary in Georgia 24.7 36
Social Worker Salary in Mississippi 24.3 37
Social Worker Salary in New Mexico 24.1 38
Social Worker Salary in Michigan 23.9 39
Social Worker Salary in Colorado 23.6 40
Social Worker Salary in Virgin Islands 23.4 41
Social Worker Salary in Kansas 23.4 42
Social Worker Salary in South Carolina 23.0 43
Social Worker Salary in Oregon 22.7 44
Social Worker Salary in Missouri 22.6 45
Social Worker Salary in Utah 22.5 46
Social Worker Salary in Kentucky 22.5 47
Social Worker Salary in Ohio 22.4 48
Social Worker Salary in Oklahoma 22.3 49
Social Worker Salary in North Carolina 21.3 50
Social Worker Salary in Vermont 20.9 51
Social Worker Salary in Arkansas 20.6 52
Social Worker Salary in Montana 18.6 53
Social Worker Salary in Guam 15.9 54
Social Worker Salary in Puerto Rico 15.4 55