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Getting Into Graduate School In Social Work:

Social Worker Salaries

According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) in 1999, the median of NASW members' salaries is $45,660 (U.S.). Here are the percentages of NASW members whose salaries fall within particular salary categories:

Less than or equal to $30,000: 8%
Between $30,000 and $39,999: 27%
Between $40,000 and $49,999: 23%
Between $50,000 and $59,999: 14%
Between $60,000 and $79,999: 16%
Greater than or equal to $80,000: 8%

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The following information on social worker salaries is also available from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:

The median annual salary for child, family, and school social workers in the United States was $31,470 in 2000. The middle 50 percent earned between $24,910 and $40,170. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,120, and the top 10 percent earned more than $50,280. The median annual salaries in the industries employing the largest numbers of child, family, and school social workers in 2000 were:

Local government, except education and hospitals $33,950
Hospitals 33,150
Health and allied services, not elsewhere classified 28,270
Individual and family services 28,160
Residential care 26,620

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