Social Worker Salary

The average salary for a Social Worker in the UK is:

£29,093

Job profile for a Social Worker

I work as a guidance counsellor in a primary school which entails indvidual counselling of students with issues. I also conduct relevant sessions in the classroom and with small groups. To carry out community care assessments and arrange care packages to meet assessed needs for older and disabled people.

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Social Worker Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £25,144.

The average salary in 2009 was £31,297, based on 87 respondents (a difference of 24% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £26,546, based on 150 respondents (a difference of -18% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £30,405, based on 76 respondents (a difference of 15% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £29,077, based on 39 respondents (a difference of -4% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Social Worker based on all salary survey responses is: £28,000

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About the Salary Survey Data in this survey is based on over 368,000 individual salary records. The date period for which job information was gathered varies, but is usually between 2008 - 2012. For precise date related information, custom reports may be ordered with greater granularity. Working 8 hours a day, 250 days of the year, the data suggests the hourly rate for Social Worker is £14.55.


Assorted Social Worker Salary Information

SalaryLocationDate
£22,430Yorkshire and North East26-June-14
£34,000North West17-February-14
£34,000Midlands17-February-14
£34,000London17-February-14
£32,000Wales23-January-14
£36,000Midlands13-December-13
£29,300Scotland16-November-13
£30,000South East15-November-13
£23,000North West31-October-13
£25,000Scotland1-August-13
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
Graph of Social Worker salary data

Social Worker Salary By UK Region

SalaryRegion
£23,431East of England
£27,458South East
£32,006London
£27,332Midlands
£22,735Scotland
£27,973South West
£36,653Yorkshire and North East
£24,295Wales
£25,760North West
£22,778Northern Ireland
With regard to age and impact on salary for a Social Worker, a statistical average weighting (that is based on how salary varies by age and not for a specific job which may vary considerably) suggests these figures: £21,820 for a worker in their 20s, £28,512 (30s), £33,748 (40s) and £33,748 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Social Worker is considered highly likely to be representative of the UK market average due to the high number of respondents who had this exact job title.

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