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Social Worker salary in California

Average salary
$55,000/yr
Based on 4,325 income tax records
$24,000
$100,000
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$24,000
$100,000
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

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The average salary for a Social Worker in California is $55,000 per year. These insights are exclusive to Mint Salary and are based on 4,325 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported this type of occupation. Social Worker salaries in California can vary between $24,000 to $100,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Social Worker salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Vacaville, CA
12 income tax records
$81,000/yr
$56K – $96K
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Fremont, CA
15 income tax records
$78,000/yr
$51K – $87K
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Alameda, CA
20 income tax records
$76,000/yr
$59K – $91K
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Santa Cruz, CA
28 income tax records
$72,500/yr
$57K – $81K
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Walnut Creek, CA
15 income tax records
$70,500/yr
$49K – $88K
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Antioch, CA
10 income tax records
$70,500/yr
$62K – $73K
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Martinez, CA
14 income tax records
$70,000/yr
$57K – $76K
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Beaumont, CA
10 income tax records
$69,000/yr
$59K – $78K
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El Cerrito, CA
11 income tax records
$68,500/yr
$55K – $76K
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San Francisco, CA
160 income tax records
$68,000/yr
$50K – $81K
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San Jose, CA
91 income tax records
$68,000/yr
$56K – $87K
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Berkeley, CA
29 income tax records
$67,500/yr
$60K – $78K
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Pasadena, CA
19 income tax records
$67,500/yr
$57K – $86K
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Vallejo, CA
16 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$49K – $83K
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Folsom, CA
12 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$48K – $78K
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Inglewood, CA
10 income tax records
$66,000/yr
$56K – $78K
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Albany, CA
12 income tax records
$65,500/yr
$58K – $84K
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San Mateo, CA
16 income tax records
$65,000/yr
$50K – $78K
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Torrance, CA
19 income tax records
$65,000/yr
$46K – $81K
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Oakland, CA
143 income tax records
$65,000/yr
$52K – $80K
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Costa Mesa, CA
11 income tax records
$64,500/yr
$44K – $75K
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Elk Grove, CA
21 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$57K – $69K
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San Leandro, CA
17 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$59K – $80K
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Long Beach, CA
65 income tax records
$63,500/yr
$50K – $79K
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Salinas, CA
18 income tax records
$62,500/yr
$40K – $73K
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Campbell, CA
10 income tax records
$62,500/yr
$57K – $68K
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Livermore, CA
11 income tax records
$61,500/yr
$58K – $69K
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Concord, CA
14 income tax records
$61,000/yr
$52K – $76K
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Petaluma, CA
12 income tax records
$61,000/yr
$58K – $69K
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Daly City, CA
12 income tax records
$61,000/yr
$49K – $72K
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Santa Clara, CA
10 income tax records
$61,000/yr
$50K – $78K
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Lancaster, CA
29 income tax records
$60,000/yr
$49K – $68K
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Riverside, CA
38 income tax records
$60,000/yr
$49K – $66K
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Los Angeles, CA
259 income tax records
$58,500/yr
$47K – $68K
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Chula Vista, CA
39 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$45K – $63K
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La Mesa, CA
20 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$49K – $71K
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Victorville, CA
20 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$48K – $62K
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Stockton, CA
44 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$44K – $66K
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Sacramento, CA
180 income tax records
$53,500/yr
$42K – $67K
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Hayward, CA
22 income tax records
$52,500/yr
$42K – $59K
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Moreno Valley, CA
24 income tax records
$52,500/yr
$40K – $65K
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Santa Rosa, CA
26 income tax records
$51,500/yr
$37K – $70K
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San Diego, CA
249 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$39K – $62K
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Oceanside, CA
24 income tax records
$48,500/yr
$34K – $55K
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Chico, CA
50 income tax records
$48,500/yr
$39K – $56K
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Bakersfield, CA
58 income tax records
$46,500/yr
$37K – $63K
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Redding, CA
36 income tax records
$45,000/yr
$36K – $51K
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El Cajon, CA
22 income tax records
$43,500/yr
$36K – $55K
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Fresno, CA
81 income tax records
$43,000/yr
$37K – $56K
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Eureka, CA
26 income tax records
$36,500/yr
$33K – $54K

Social Worker salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, California
24 income tax records
$99,000/yr
$82K – $115K
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Permanente Medicine, California
44 income tax records
$95,500/yr
$85K – $105K
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County Of Santa Cruz, California
16 income tax records
$85,000/yr
$76K – $89K
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County Of Santa Clara, California
51 income tax records
$81,500/yr
$64K – $92K
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US Department Of Defense, California
93 income tax records
$79,500/yr
$69K – $87K
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County Of Solano, California
19 income tax records
$77,500/yr
$68K – $89K
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Sutter Health, California
14 income tax records
$77,000/yr
$66K – $86K
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County Of Alameda Auditorcontro, California
49 income tax records
$76,500/yr
$67K – $85K
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County Of Marin Co Dof, California
14 income tax records
$75,500/yr
$68K – $80K
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County Of San Mateo, California
19 income tax records
$75,500/yr
$67K – $88K
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County Of Sonoma, California
20 income tax records
$75,000/yr
$68K – $79K
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City And County Of San Francisco, California
61 income tax records
$74,500/yr
$66K – $81K
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University Of California, California
13 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$61K – $80K
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Yolo County, California
14 income tax records
$72,500/yr
$63K – $80K
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Los Angeles Unified School District, California
15 income tax records
$71,000/yr
$64K – $78K
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State Of California, California
36 income tax records
$69,500/yr
$55K – $74K
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Contra Costa County, California
46 income tax records
$68,500/yr
$61K – $75K
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Sacramento County, California
70 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$59K – $76K
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University Of California Sf, California
21 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$61K – $81K
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Seneca Family Of Agencies, California
20 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$59K – $81K
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County Of Monterey, California
17 income tax records
$66,500/yr
$55K – $71K
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DaVita, California
14 income tax records
$66,000/yr
$60K – $79K
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County Of Santa Barbara Auditor, California
14 income tax records
$66,000/yr
$59K – $73K
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Los Angeles County, California
304 income tax records
$65,500/yr
$55K – $81K
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Riverside County, California
67 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$54K – $76K
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Institute On Aging, California
10 income tax records
$63,000/yr
$53K – $70K
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Regional Center Of The East Bay, California
14 income tax records
$61,500/yr
$58K – $64K
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University Of California San Diego, California
10 income tax records
$61,000/yr
$54K – $66K
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Stanislaus County, California
16 income tax records
$60,000/yr
$55K – $72K
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County Of San Luis Obispo, California
12 income tax records
$59,000/yr
$48K – $65K
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Dignity Health, California
11 income tax records
$59,000/yr
$52K – $70K
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County Of Orange California, California
60 income tax records
$59,000/yr
$51K – $65K
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County Of Ventura, California
36 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$46K – $67K
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County Of Merced, California
13 income tax records
$57,000/yr
$50K – $64K
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County Of San Diego, California
138 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$48K – $63K
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Golden Gate Regional Center, California
11 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$47K – $63K
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North Bay Developmental Disabili, California
14 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$51K – $59K
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San Joaquin County, California
32 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$48K – $61K
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Alta California Regional Center, California
27 income tax records
$54,500/yr
$45K – $59K
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Community Research Foundation, California
15 income tax records
$53,000/yr
$46K – $64K
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County Of Tulare, California
18 income tax records
$53,000/yr
$46K – $64K
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County Of Butte, California
27 income tax records
$52,500/yr
$46K – $58K
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San Bernardino County, California
78 income tax records
$52,500/yr
$42K – $64K
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County Of Shasta, California
18 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$43K – $51K
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Inland Counties Regional Center, California
22 income tax records
$46,000/yr
$42K – $55K
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San Diegoimperial Co, California
26 income tax records
$45,500/yr
$43K – $54K
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Kern County, California
31 income tax records
$44,500/yr
$40K – $56K
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Telecare, California
21 income tax records
$44,500/yr
$39K – $50K
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County Of Humboldt, California
28 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$34K – $58K
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County Of Fresno, California
61 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$37K – $48K

Social Worker demographics in California

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64% are single
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36% are married
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42% have kids
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41% own a home

Social Worker salaries by age

$0
$15,250
$30,500
$45,750
$61,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Social Workers in California

4,325 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a social worker in California is $55,000 per year. Social worker salaries in California can vary between $24,000 to $100,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 4,325 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as social worker.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for social workers in California: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan ($99,000 a year), Permanente Medicine ($95,500 a year), and County of Santa Cruz ($85,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for social workers in California: Vacaville, CA ($81,000 a year), Fremont, CA ($78,000 a year), and Alameda, CA ($76,000 a year).
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.