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Clinical Social Worker Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$53,000
$36,000
$53,000
$77,000
Clinical social workers in the United States make an average salary of $53,162 per year or $25.56 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $36,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $77,000. If you like following the crowd, health care and non profits companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out health care, professional, and government companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Nevada, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire provide the highest clinical social worker salaries.
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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.

Average Salary

Average Clinical Social Worker Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a clinical social worker is roughly $53,162 per year, which boils down to $25.56 per hour. Interestingly enough, clinical social workers have the highest salaries in Las Vegas, NV at about $85,128 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Las Vegas, NV is $51,000. Additionally, clinical social workers make more than the average salary in San Francisco, CA, New Haven, CT, Washington, DC, Vancouver, WA, and Long Beach, NY. On a more broad level, clinical social worker salaries are highest in Nevada, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, California, and New Jersey. On the contrary, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Florida offer the lowest clinical social worker salaries.

City
Average Salary
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
$85,128
$85k
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$79,534
$80k
New Haven, CT
New Haven, CT
$73,838
$74k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$72,986
$73k
Vancouver, WA
Vancouver, WA
$64,234
$64k
Long Beach, NY
Long Beach, NY
$64,001
$64k
Eugene, OR
Eugene, OR
$62,749
$63k
Raleigh, NC
Raleigh, NC
$60,889
$61k
Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
$59,720
$60k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$56,054
$56k

High Paying Clinical Social Worker Jobs

Average Clinical Social 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 UnitedHealth Group and Magellan Health as they offer the highest salaries for clinical social workers.

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Clinical Social Worker Salary History

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    Average Clinical Social Worker Pay By Industry

    Clinical social worker salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with health care, professional, and government companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a clinical social worker can make a yearly salary of $56,093 while working for health care companies. All the while, other clinical social workers are making $52,840 at professional companies and $48,240 at government companies. One industry clinical social workers may want to avoid is the non profits industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $45,315.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $56,093
    $56k
    Professional
    Professional
    $52,840
    $53k
    Government
    Government
    $48,240
    $48k
    Non Profits
    Non Profits
    $45,315
    $45k

    Clinical Social Worker Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a clinical social 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.

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    Astrya Global
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    San Diego, CA
    San Diego, CA
    10/31/2020
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    $125,220
    $125,220
    10/31/2020
    GHR Human Services
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    Behavioral Health Lcsw
    Hillsdale, NY
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    10/30/2020
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    $73,045
    $73,045
    10/30/2020
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    Kirkland, WA
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    $107,481
    $107,481
    10/28/2020
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    Sacramento, CA
    Sacramento, CA
    10/26/2020
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    $68,000
    $68,000
    10/26/2020
    Vytalize Health
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    Hoboken, NJ
    Hoboken, NJ
    10/24/2020
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    $65,000
    $65,000
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    Clinical Social Worker
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    Portland, OR
    Portland, OR
    10/24/2020
    10/24/2020
    $67,160
    $67,160
    10/24/2020
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    Sunrise, FL
    Sunrise, FL
    10/23/2020
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    $58,436
    $58,436
    10/23/2020
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    Elko, NV
    Elko, NV
    10/23/2020
    10/23/2020
    $76,721
    $76,721
    10/23/2020
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    Hemet, CA
    Hemet, CA
    10/23/2020
    10/23/2020
    $73,096
    $73,096
    10/23/2020