Social Worker Salary in the UK

£32,700
per year
per month
£2,150
per month
per year

Social Worker - Average Salary

The average salary for a Social Worker is £32,700 gross per year (£2,150 net per month), which is £3,100 (+10%) higher than the UK's national average salary.
A Social Worker can expect an average starting salary of £23,800. The highest salaries can exceed £50,000.
£23,800
Low
£32,700
Average salary
£50,000
High
£1,640
Low
£2,150
Average salary
£3,130
High

Social Worker Salary Range

Low
£23,800
Average salary
£32,700
Senior
£41,500
High
£50,000
Low
£1,640
Average salary
£2,150
Senior
£2,650
High
£3,130
Among Social Workers, Junior Social Workers tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced workers like Senior Social Workers enjoy the highest salaries.

Social Worker - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
AMHP Social Worker£43K/year
+31% 
Senior Social Worker£42K/year
+27% 
Mental Health Social Worker£34K/year
+4% 
Independent Social Worker£34K/year
+4% 
Child Social Worker£32K/year
 -2%
Junior Social Worker£29K/year
 -12%

Social Worker - Pay by Experience Level

An Entry Level Social Worker with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of £26,400 gross per year. A mid career Social Worker with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £31,800, while a Senior Social Worker with 10-20 years of experience makes on average £41,500. Social Workers with more than 20 years of experience earn £45,200 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Social Worker

Late Career▲ +38%
Senior▲ +27%
Average Salary£32,700/year
Mid Career▼ -3%
Entry Level▼ -19%

Gender Breakdown

Female
76%
Male
24%

Social Worker - Jobs by Location

Social Worker - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Social Worker jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months.
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