Clinical Social Worker Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
UnitedHealth Group
Highest Paying City
Las Vegas, NV
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
4.9 years
How much does a clinical social worker make?
Clinical Social Workers in America make an average salary of $53,162 per year or $25.56 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $77,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $36,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Clinical Social Workers are Health Care companies and Non Profits companies. The best states for high paying Clinical Social Worker jobs are Nevada, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. Most Clinical Social Workers spend 4.9 years in the position.

Average Clinical Social Worker Salary By Location

Across America, Clinical Social Workers make on average $53,162 annually or $25.56 hourly. Las Vegas, NV reports the highest Clinical Social Worker salaries at $85,128 per year. The average starting salary in Las Vegas, NV for Clinical Social Workers is $51,000. Nevada, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire are the highest paying states. Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Florida, Vermont, and Minnesota are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Clinical Social Worker Salaries

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

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Average Clinical Social Worker Salary By Company

There is good job security in Clinical Social Worker positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Clinical Social Workers are Health Care companies and Non Profits companies. UnitedHealth Group and Magellan Health are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like Aetna or Acacia Communications, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Clinical Social Workers.

Average Clinical Social Worker Pay By Industry

Clinical Social Worker salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our data shows that Professional companies, Health Care companies, and Non Profits companies tend to have the highest salaries for Clinical Social Workers. Professional companies pay their Clinical Social Workers the highest wages, averaging $54,344 per year. Health Care companies and Non Profits companies pay well too, at $54,156 and $47,234, respectively. At $44,832, the average salary for Clinical Social Workers in the Government industry is lower than other industries.
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
Non Profits
Non Profits

Clinical Social Worker Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Clinical Social Worker Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Clinical Social Worker can range from $52,701 to $62,776 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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.

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