Licensed Social Worker Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$52,000
$35,000
Min 10%
$52,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Washington Regional Med Sys
Highest Paying City
New York, NY
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.9 years
How much does a licensed social worker make?
Licensed Social Workers in the US make on average $52,584 annually or $25.28 hourly. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $77,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $35,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Licensed Social Workers are in Health Care companies and Non Profits companies. The best states for high paying Licensed Social Worker jobs are California, Alaska, North Dakota, Utah, and Nevada. The typical employment in the position spans 3.9 years.
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Average Licensed Social Worker Salary By Location

As a Licensed Social Worker in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $52,584 per year or $25.28 per hour. The top city when it comes to Licensed Social Worker salaries is New York, NY at $59,424 per year. The average starting salary in New York, NY for Licensed Social Workers is $40,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Licensed Social Worker salaries are California, Alaska, North Dakota, Utah, and Nevada. Illinois, Kansas, and Alabama have the lowest Licensed Social Worker salaries.

Map of Licensed Social Worker Salaries

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

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Average Licensed Social Worker Salary By Company

Licensed Social Worker jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Health Care companies and Non Profits companies have the most job opportunities for Licensed Social Workers. Licensed Social Workers at Washington Regional Med Sys and LifePoint Health report the highest salaries. In addition, companies like Health First and Community Health Group report highly competitive salaries for Licensed Social Workers.

Licensed Social Worker Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Licensed Social Worker Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Licensed Social Worker can range from $38,148 to $70,438 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.