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Social Worker salary in the United States

Average total salary*
$46,500/yr
Average per year
$46,500
Average per year
$46,500
$22,500
Total salary range**
$83,000
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Based on 38,662 income tax records from TurboTax
How much do Social Workers make in the United States?
The average total salary for a Social Worker in the United States is $46,500 per year. This is based on data from 38,662 Intuit users who reported their occupation as Social Worker in 2019 and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Average per year
$46,500
Average per year
$46,500
$22,500
Total salary range**
$83,000
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Based on 38,662 income tax records from TurboTax

Salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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US Department Of Defense, King County, WA
13 income tax records
$85,500/yr
$75K – $91K
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County Of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, CA
12 income tax records
$83,000/yr
$73K – $89K
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County Of Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA
25 income tax records
$81,000/yr
$62K – $87K
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City And County Of San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA
19 income tax records
$79,500/yr
$68K – $87K
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Los Angeles County, Orange County, CA
11 income tax records
$79,000/yr
$66K – $96K
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District Of Columbia, District Of Columbia County, DC
26 income tax records
$78,000/yr
$71K – $87K
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Washoe County Comptrollers Off, Washoe County, NV
10 income tax records
$77,000/yr
$67K – $85K
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University Of California, Los Angeles County, CA
10 income tax records
$76,000/yr
$67K – $80K
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Mental Health Systems, Pierce County, WA
12 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$60K – $92K
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State Of Connecticut, New London County, CT
15 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$65K – $77K

Salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
511 income tax records
$66,500/yr
$50K – $79K
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San Jose Metro Area, CA
111 income tax records
$66,000/yr
$48K – $84K
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Hartford Metro Area, CT
227 income tax records
$58,000/yr
$46K – $69K
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Washington Metro Area, DC
680 income tax records
$58,000/yr
$46K – $71K
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Sacramento Metro Area, CA
245 income tax records
$57,000/yr
$44K – $72K
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Las Vegas Metro Area, NV
147 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$46K – $67K
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Los Angeles Metro Area, CA
810 income tax records
$55,000/yr
$43K – $69K
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New York Metro Area, NY
2,192 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$44K – $66K
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Seattle Metro Area, WA
756 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$43K – $65K
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New Haven Metro Area, CT
165 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$45K – $66K

Social Worker demographics

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63% are single
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37% are married
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43% have kids
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35% own a home

Social Worker salaries by age

$0
$12,625
$25,250
$37,875
$50,500
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Social Workers

38,662 full-time salaries from 2019

How much do similar occupations make?

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Youth Worker
183 income tax records
$32,000/yr
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Medical Social Worker
1,042 income tax records
$52,500/yr
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School Social Worker
717 income tax records
$54,500/yr
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Clinical Social Worker
2,017 income tax records
$53,000/yr
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.