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Clinical social workers earned approximately $49,830 in 2012, the BLS reports. The best-paid in the industry received salaries of $74,030, while the lowest-paid earned $31,410. Hospitals are typically the best-paying employers. The top-paying areas are Sherman, Texas and the California cities of Napa, Vallejo and Hanford.

Job Salary Year
2004 $41,950.00
2006 $44,950.00
2008 $47,930.00
2010 $49,170.00
2012 $51,460.00

Average Clinical Social Worker Pay vs. All Health Care Jobs

With an average salary of $51,460 per year, clinical social workers earn a similar salary to other health care jobs. Clinical social workers generally earn slightly more than , mental health counselors ($43,290) and marriage and family therapists ($49,270). However, they earn slightly less than radiologic technologists  ($56,450). Clinical social workers generally earn slightly more than child and family social workers ($45,300), one of our social services jobs.

Job Name Salary
Clinical Social Worker $49,830.00
Marriage and Family Therapist $46,670.00
Child and Family Social Worker $41,530.00
Mental Health Counselor $40,080.00
Substance Abuse Counselor $38,520.00

Best Paying Cities for Clinical Social Workers

The highest paid in the clinical social worker profession work in the metropolitan areas of Napa, Calif., Vallejo, Calif., and Hanford, Calif. The Danbury, Conn. area also pays well, as does the city of San Francisco.

Napa, Calif.

Average Salary: $76,210 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a clinical social worker working in Napa, Calif. is $76,210, which is $26,380 more than the average pay in the profession.

Vallejo, Calif.

Average Salary: $76,060 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a clinical social worker working in Vallejo, Calif. is $76,060, which is $26,230 more than the average pay in the profession.

Hanford, Calif.

Average Salary: $74,330 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a clinical social worker working in Hanford, Calif. is $74,330, which is $24,500 more than the average pay in the profession.

Danbury, Conn.

Average Salary: $71,240 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a clinical social worker working in Danbury, Conn. is $71,240, which is $21,410 more than the average pay in the profession.

San Francisco

Average Salary: $67,760 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a clinical social worker working in San Francisco is $67,760, which is $17,930 more than the average pay in the profession.

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