Case Worker Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$38,000
$31,000
$38,000
$46,000
The average case worker makes about $38,318 per year. That's $18.42 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $31,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $46,000. Many of case workers seem to be drawn to non profits and pharmaceutical companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case case workers tend to work at professional, government, and insurance companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that California, New Jersey and Alaska pay case workers the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Miami, FL
$41,236
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Map of Case Worker Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Case Workers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Case Worker Salary By Location

While a case worker can average a salary of $38,318 per year, or $18.42 per hour, there are many opportunities for case workers to make more. For example, in Los Angeles, CA you might make $45,088 per year. Other high-paying locations include Miami, FL, New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Los Angeles, CA where the average starting salary is $29,000. The highest paying states for case workers include California, New Jersey and Alaska. Meanwhile, Nevada, Delaware, and Connecticut offer the lowest salaries.

Average Case Worker Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Accenture Federal Services and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System as they offer the highest salaries for case workers.

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Average Case Worker Pay By Industry

Case worker salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with professional, government, and insurance companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a case worker can make a yearly salary of $42,560 while working for professional companies. All the while, other case workers are making $39,256 at government companies and $38,073 at insurance companies. One industry case workers may want to avoid is the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $37,764.

Industry
Average Salary
Professional
Professional
$42,560
$43k
Government
Government
$39,256
$39k
Insurance
Insurance
$38,073
$38k
Health Care
Health Care
$37,930
$38k
Retail
Retail
$37,920
$38k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$37,869
$38k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$37,764
$38k

Case Worker Salary History

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Case Worker Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a case worker can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Case Worker Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Case Worker
Case Worker
07/31/2020
07/31/2020
$22,957
$22,957
07/31/2020
City of Denver
City of Denver
Beta Lead Social Case Worker-Denver Human Services
Beta Lead Social Case Worker-Denver Human Services
Beta Lead Social Case Worker-Denver Human Services
07/30/2020
07/30/2020
$58,433
$58,433
07/30/2020
Case Worker-Career Navigator
Case Worker-Career Navigator
07/13/2020
07/13/2020
$31,305
$31,305
07/13/2020
The Salvation Army of The Syracuse Area
The Salvation Army of The Syracuse Area
Case Worker
Case Worker
Case Worker
07/06/2020
07/06/2020
$30,262
$30,262
07/06/2020
Case Worker
Case Worker
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$40,000
$40,000
06/25/2020
City of Denver
City of Denver
Emergency Response Team Social Case Worker-Denver Human Services
Emergency Response Team Social Case Worker-Denver Human Services
Emergency Response Team Social Case Worker-Denver Human Services
06/24/2020
06/24/2020
$51,133
$51,133
06/24/2020
Case Worker
Case Worker
06/17/2020
06/17/2020
$25,420
$25,420
06/17/2020
The Salvation Army of The Syracuse Area
The Salvation Army of The Syracuse Area
Case Worker
Case Worker
Case Worker
06/17/2020
06/17/2020
$25,420
$25,420
06/17/2020
Subrogation Case Worker I
Subrogation Case Worker I
06/15/2020
06/15/2020
$33,392
$33,392
06/15/2020
Tippecanoe County Government
Tippecanoe County Government
Case Worker-Prosecutor Child Support
Case Worker-Prosecutor Child Support
Case Worker-Prosecutor Child Support
05/09/2020
05/09/2020
$39,960
$39,960
05/09/2020