School Social Worker Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$46,000
$31,000
$46,000
$69,000
Did you know that the average school social worker makes $46,873 per year? That's valued at $22.54 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $31,000 and $69,000, meaning school social workers have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most school social workers find a job with non profits and professional companies, while others work for health care, education, and utilities companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Alaska, New Jersey and California are the top states in the U.S. to pay school social workers the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Edison, NJ
$52,849
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Map of School Social Worker Salaries

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

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Average School Social Worker Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Alaska, New Jersey and California, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for school social workers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Connecticut.

Average School Social Worker Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a school social worker, being employed by a company such as Trinity Health or Mount Sinai Health System would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Good Shepherd Services and Camelot Education also report highly competitive salaries for school social workers.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Average School Social Worker Pay By Industry

School social worker salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with health care, education, and utilities companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a school social worker can make a yearly salary of $49,743 while working for health care companies. All the while, other school social workers are making $47,965 at education companies and $47,168 at utilities companies. One industry school social workers may want to avoid is the manufacturing industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $43,668.

Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$49,743
$50k
Education
Education
$47,965
$48k
Utilities
Utilities
$47,168
$47k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$46,103
$46k
Professional
Professional
$45,944
$46k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$43,668
$44k

School Social Worker Salary History

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School Social Worker Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a school 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 School Social Worker Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Careerstaff Unlimited
Careerstaff Unlimited
School Social Worker-SSW
School Social Worker-SSW
School Social Worker-SSW
07/31/2020
07/31/2020
$70,436
$70,436
07/31/2020
Wayne RESA
Wayne RESA
School Social Worker-Transition Coordinator
School Social Worker-Transition Coordinator
School Social Worker-Transition Coordinator
07/15/2020
07/15/2020
$42,840
$42,840
07/15/2020
Clinical School Counselor/School Social Worker-Grant Funded
Clinical School Counselor/School Social Worker-Grant Funded
07/15/2020
07/15/2020
$53,130
$53,130
07/15/2020
School Social Worker-Special Education
School Social Worker-Special Education
07/06/2020
07/06/2020
$43,000
$43,000
07/06/2020
Colorado State
Colorado State
School Social Worker-State Teacher II-Platte Valley Youth Services Center
School Social Worker-State Teacher II-Platte Valley Youth Services Center
School Social Worker-State Teacher II-Platte Valley Youth Services Center
07/02/2020
07/02/2020
$64,071
$64,071
07/02/2020
Garfield School District Re-2
Garfield School District Re-2
School Social Worker/School Psychologist
School Social Worker/School Psychologist
School Social Worker/School Psychologist
06/21/2020
06/21/2020
$46,506
$46,506
06/21/2020
Therapy Source
Therapy Source
School Social Worker (SW)-Online Crisis Experience
School Social Worker (SW)-Online Crisis Experience
School Social Worker (SW)-Online Crisis Experience
06/17/2020
06/17/2020
$104,350
$104,350
06/17/2020
Substitute School Nutrition Worker)
Substitute School Nutrition Worker)
06/11/2020
06/11/2020
$19,827
$19,827
06/11/2020
School Based Therapist/Social Worker Trainee (.8750 FTE)
School Based Therapist/Social Worker Trainee (.8750 FTE)
06/07/2020
06/07/2020
$40,509
$40,509
06/07/2020
Social Workers for Extended School Year
Social Workers for Extended School Year
05/26/2020
05/26/2020
$62,610
$62,610
05/26/2020