Social Worker Salary

The average Social Worker salary in UK is £44,021.72

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Social Worker Job Description Summary

What is a social worker?

On average social workers earn around £44,021.72 per year in the UK. Social workers help clients handle everyday life and the challenges that social challenges that people are presented with. These issues can be caused by neglect, abuse, domestic violence, mental health and parental substance abuse. Clinical social workers may also diagnose and treat mental, behavioural, and emotional issues.

How to earn more as a social worker

To become a social worker, you must have a BA degree in social work and have some experience of social work or social care. Earning more in this type of role can be tricky, usually, specialisms and additional training equate to a higher salary, however, in this field the wage ranges are often the same across the UK. One of the most effective ways to earn more would be to relocate, work for a better paying employer or look into going freelance. 

Average Salary: £44,021.72

Min: £20,280.00 Max: £72,800.00

Average Social Worker Salary in UK: £44,021.72


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Salary by Region

Compare Social Worker salaries across different regions

Region Salary
Wales £51,164.08
East Midlands £60,984.60
Eastern £26,049.50
London £47,034.42
North West £48,564.73
South East £27,657.38
South West £30,673.20
West Midlands £50,286.00
Yorkshire and the Humber £70,181.92