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How much does a Social Worker make?

Updated Dec. 2, 2021
$71,723 /yr
Average Base Pay

660 salaries

$51K

Low

$72K

Average

$100K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The average salary for Social Worker is $71,723 per year in the Canada. The average additional cash compensation for a Social Worker in the Canada is undefined, with a range from undefined - undefined. Salaries estimates are based on 660 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Social Worker employees in the Canada.

Seniority Levels

L2
Social Worker$71,723 /yr
L3
Senior Social Worker$57,691 /yr
L4
Lead Social Worker$52,035 /yr
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$50,951

per year

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$50,951

per year

Medical Social Worker

$76,553

per year

Social Worker, LCSW

$50,951

per year

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Alberta Health Services
3.9

Alberta Health Services

Social Worker - Hourly

$39

 /hr
Range: $29 - $47
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$29

$47

$29 - $47 Range

Nova Scotia Health Authority
3.7

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Social Worker - Hourly

$41

 /hr
Range: $38 - $42

$38

$42

$38 - $42 Range

Fraser Health
3.8

Fraser Health

Social Worker - Hourly

$41

 /hr
Range: $37 - $44

$37

$44

$37 - $44 Range

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
3.7

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Social Worker - Hourly

$39

 /hr
Range: $27 - $39

$27

$39

$27 - $39 Range

Vancouver Coastal Health
4.2

Vancouver Coastal Health

Social Worker - Hourly

$42

 /hr
Range: $36 - $44

$36

$44

$36 - $44 Range

Saskatchewan Health Authority
3.6

Saskatchewan Health Authority

Social Worker - Hourly

$39

 /hr
Range: $34 - $48

$34

$48

$34 - $48 Range

BC Public Service
3.8

BC Public Service

Social Worker

$73,475

 /yr
Range: $57K - $75K

$57K

$75K

$57,405 - $75,073 Range

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Province of Nova Scotia
3.9

Province of Nova Scotia

Social Worker - Monthly

$6,500

 /mo
Range: $5K - $7K

$5K

$7K

$4,780 - $7,407 Range

Ontario Ministry of Safety & Correctional Services
3.9

Ontario Ministry of Safety & Correctional Services

Social Worker - Monthly

$5,961

 /mo
Range: $6K - $6K

$6K

$6K

$5,922 - $5,961 Range

Agape Hospice (Canada)
2.9

Agape Hospice (Canada)

Social Worker - Hourly

$46

 /hr
Range: $40 - $53

$40

$53

$40 - $53 Range

CAMH
3.4

CAMH

Social Worker - Hourly

$39

 /hr
Range: $36 - $47

$36

$47

$36 - $47 Range

Northern Health
3.9

Northern Health

Social Worker - Hourly

$38

 /hr
Range: $37 - $43

$37

$43

$37 - $43 Range

Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society
4.7

$48K

$68K

$48,245 - $67,670 Range

University Health Network
4.1

University Health Network

Social Worker

$95,703

 /yr
Range: $85K - $97K

$85K

$97K

$84,884 - $97,351 Range

Canadian Mental Health Association
4

Canadian Mental Health Association

Social Worker

$59,796

 /yr
Range: $49K - $80K

$49K

$80K

$49,056 - $80,166 Range

Government of Canada
4.1

Government of Canada

Social Worker

$57,417

 /yr
Range: $36K - $78K

$36K

$78K

$36,228 - $77,960 Range

Government of Alberta
3.6

Government of Alberta

Social Worker

$76,375

 /yr
Range: $52K - $93K

$52K

$93K

$51,809 - $92,892 Range

London Health Sciences Centre
3.8

London Health Sciences Centre

Social Worker - Hourly

$44

 /hr
Range: $35 - $47

$35

$47

$35 - $47 Range

CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal
3.4

CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

Social Worker - Hourly

$32

 /hr
Range: $20 - $42

$20

$42

$20 - $42 Range

Government of Prince Edward Island
3.8

Government of Prince Edward Island

Social Worker - Hourly

$37

 /hr
Range: $33 - $45

$33

$45

$33 - $45 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Social Worker salaries

The national average salary for a Social Worker is $71,723 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see a Social Worker salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 660 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Social Worker employees.

The highest salary for a Social Worker in Canada is $100,090 per year.

The lowest salary for a Social Worker in Canada is $51,395 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent social worker salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$18
hourly
An Intake Worker in the Edmonton Area area reported making $18 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Edmonton Area area
Part-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Non-profit Organisation
$80,000
per year
A Social Worker in the Toronto Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Hospital
$95,000
per year
A Social Worker in the Toronto Area area reported making $95,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Hospital
$2,009
monthly
A Social Worker in the Winnipeg Area area reported making $2,009 per month
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Winnipeg Area area
Part-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$18
hourly
A PSw in the Toronto Area area reported making $18 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Toronto Area area
Part-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private