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Medical Social Worker Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$60,000
$42,000
$60,000
$85,000
Medical social workers in the United States make an average salary of $60,499 per year or $29.09 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $42,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $85,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Alaska, Utah, Washington, and Nevada provide the highest medical social worker salaries.
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Map of Medical Social Worker Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Medical Social Worker Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a medical social worker is roughly $60,499 per year, which boils down to $29.09 per hour. Interestingly enough, medical social workers have the highest salaries in Santa Rosa, CA at about $86,494 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Santa Rosa, CA is $50,000. Additionally, medical social workers make more than the average salary in Vancouver, WA, Salt Lake City, UT, Eugene, OR, New York, NY, and Las Vegas, NV. On a more broad level, medical social worker salaries are highest in California, Alaska, Utah, Washington, Nevada, North Dakota, and New Jersey. On the contrary, Illinois, Alabama, and Kansas offer the lowest medical social worker salaries.

City
Average Salary
Santa Rosa, CA
Santa Rosa, CA
$86,494
$86k
Vancouver, WA
Vancouver, WA
$68,321
$68k
Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
$67,260
$67k
Eugene, OR
Eugene, OR
$64,426
$64k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$64,343
$64k
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
$64,221
$64k
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
$62,374
$62k
Fremont, NE
Fremont, NE
$62,015
$62k
Springfield, MA
Springfield, MA
$61,258
$61k
Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque, NM
$59,307
$59k

High Paying Medical Social Worker Jobs

Average Medical Social Worker Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a medical social worker, being employed by a company such as UnitedHealth Group or American Management would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Hospice of America and North Shore Univ Hospital also report highly competitive salaries for medical social workers.

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Medical Social Worker Salary History

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    Medical Social Worker Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a medical 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.

    Recently Added Medical Social Worker Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Medical Social Work-Care Management
    Medical Social Work-Care Management
    Vancouver, WA
    Vancouver, WA
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $63,800
    $63,800
    10/29/2020
    Care Management/Medical Social Worker
    Care Management/Medical Social Worker
    Florence, OR
    Florence, OR
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $63,800
    $63,800
    10/28/2020
    Medical Social Worker BSW MSW
    Medical Social Worker BSW MSW
    Zanesville, IN
    Zanesville, IN
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $41,594
    $41,594
    10/27/2020
    Peace Health
    Peace Health
    Care Management/Medical Social Worker
    Care Management/Medical Social Worker
    Care Management/Medical Social Worker
    Florence, OR
    Florence, OR
    10/26/2020
    10/26/2020
    $63,800
    $63,800
    10/26/2020
    Medical Social Worker, Temp/Hourly
    Medical Social Worker, Temp/Hourly
    Seattle, WA
    Seattle, WA
    10/23/2020
    10/23/2020
    $62,610
    $62,610
    10/23/2020
    Medical Social Worker-MSW
    Medical Social Worker-MSW
    Rochester, MN
    Rochester, MN
    10/18/2020
    10/18/2020
    $57,768
    $57,768
    10/18/2020
    Social Worker, Medical-Relief
    Social Worker, Medical-Relief
    Portland, OR
    Portland, OR
    10/15/2020
    10/15/2020
    $70,561
    $70,561
    10/15/2020
    Health Advocates Network, Inc.
    Health Advocates Network, Inc.
    Medical Social Worker-Days (8A-5P)
    Medical Social Worker-Days (8A-5P)
    Medical Social Worker-Days (8A-5P)
    Helena, MT
    Helena, MT
    10/12/2020
    10/12/2020
    $100,176
    $100,176
    10/12/2020
    Peace Health
    Peace Health
    Care Management/Medical Social Work
    Care Management/Medical Social Work
    Care Management/Medical Social Work
    Vancouver, WA
    Vancouver, WA
    10/07/2020
    10/07/2020
    $63,800
    $63,800
    10/07/2020
    Care Management/Medical Social Worker-Behavioral Health Consultant
    Care Management/Medical Social Worker-Behavioral Health Consultant
    Eugene, OR
    Eugene, OR
    09/28/2020
    09/28/2020
    $63,800
    $63,800
    09/28/2020