Average Social Worker Salary

$48.60/hour

The average salary for a Social Worker is $48.60 per hour.

Last updated on July 12, 2024. Based on active jobs on Vivian.com.

Where do Social Workers get paid the most?
StateAverage Hourly SalaryMax Hourly Salary
California$61$65
Idaho$54$54
Washington$49$60
Hawaii$44$47
Virginia$44$48
New York$39$42
Florida$37$39
Texas$36$36
Oregon$34$34
Georgia$29$29
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Last updated on July 12, 2024. Information based on active jobs on Vivian.com and pay data from BLS and around the web.

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Social Worker FAQs

What professional certifications can potentially increase my salary as a Social Worker?

Social workers can specialize in several fields, so numerous certifications may potentially increase your salary or qualify you for roles with greater responsibilities and better wages. The National Association of Social Workers offers numerous professional certificates in social work by specialty, including:

  • Certified Advanced Practice Social Worker (APSW)

  • Clinical Social Worker in Gerontology (CSW-G)

  • Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager (C-ASWCM)

  • Certified Clinical Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Social Worker (C-CATODSW)

  • Certified Social Work Case Manager (C-SWCM)

  • Certified Social Worker in Health Care (C-SWHC)

  • Masters in Social Work (MSW)