Salary for Healthcare Social Workers

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Also known as:  AIDS Social Worker, C-SWHC, Certified Social Workers In Health Care, Healthcare Social Worker, Hospice Home Care Social Worker, Hospice Social Worker, Hospital Social Worker, Medical Social Worker, Neonatal Social Worker, Nephrology Social Worker helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

The role of healthcare social workers can be emotionally trying. These professionasl provide support and information to patients and families of patients dealing with acute, chronic, and terminal illnesses. They monitor case status, and refer the patients and their families to community support and service organizations as applicable. These professionals may also be involved in case management services or intervnetion programs designed to prevent illness and disease and to promote overall well-being, or address barriers to equal care. A Master's degree is normally required for this occupation.

A Healthcare Social Worker usually receives a compensation in a range of $36,110 to $87,150 depending on seniority levels. get an average compensation of sixty thousand four hundred and seventy dollars per year.

obtain the highest salaries in California, which has average pay levels of near $83,000. These professionals receive the best pay in Finance and Insurance, where they receive compensation, on average, of $65,140.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 45.63 percent nationwide in that time.


Healthcare Social Workers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
Educational Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Health Care and Social Assistance
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Wholesale Trade
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Public Administration
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
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