Social Workers Salary in United States (2024)

The average salary for Social Workers in the United States is around $59440 per year.

How much do Social Workers make in the United States?

In the United States, Social Workers earn an average hourly wage of $28.58 and a mean annual wage of $59440.

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Mean Annual Wage


Social Workers earnings by experience

For Social Workers positions in the United States, hourly wages vary widely. The 10th percentile earns approximately $17.6 per hour, while those at the 25th percentile earn about $21.14 per hour. The median hourly wage stands at $26.61, and at the 75th percentile, it increases to $34.5. The top earners, at the 90th percentile, command an impressive $41.97 hourly.

When considering annual wages for Social Workers roles, the distribution remains diverse. At the 10th percentile, workers earn around $36600 annually, while those at the 25th percentile make about $43980 annually. The median annual wage, however, is $55350. For the 75th percentile, the figure rises to $71760, and at the 90th percentile, it peaks at $87300 per year.

Earnings for Starting level Social Workers

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Earnings for Junior-level Social Workers

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Earnings for Mid-level Social Workers

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Earnings for Senior-level Social Workers

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Earnings for Top-level Social Workers

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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Last updated: May 2023)