Salary for Healthcare Social Workers

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

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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 can receive an average wage ranging between 32000 - 48000 depending on education and tenure levels. Healthcare Social Workers will normally receive average salaries of Forty Nine Thousand dollars annually.

Healthcare Social Workers can obtain the highest compensation in the District of Columbia, where they can receive job pay of approximating $66270. People working these jobs are paid the highest in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, which has wages of $54850.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 18.07 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Healthcare Social Workers tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services $54,850
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $53,390
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $52,610
Finance and Insurance $52,590
Management of Companies and Enterprises $50,000
Public Administration $49,310
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $38,150
Other Services (except Public Administration) $42,700
Health Care and Social Assistance $49,170
Public Administration $49,310
Management of Companies and Enterprises $50,000
Finance and Insurance $52,590
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