Social Worker Salary 2017

The average (mean) social worker full time annual salary in the UK is £33,019 and the median £33,317 for part time employees this drops to a mean of £18,067.

For men the mean full time salary of £33,952 is 4% higher than the full time mean for women £32,750.

This is calculated on the basis of different levels of social worker jobs in the UK and is based on the provisional ONS dataset (Occupation (4 digit SOC) – ASHE: Table 14) which was released on 26 October 2016.

Usually, the starting salary is around £19,000-£21,000 for an entry level, graduate or junior social worker .However, this salary scale can be around £30,000 – £36,000 for a senior social worker . For more accurate information on social worker salaries, please simple make a job search; as the job posts in the UK usually state the salaries.

Besides, the salaries can be considerably higher and vary a lot in cities like London, Brighton, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh. It is also a fact that your salary will depend whether you are a social care worker, mental health or newly qualified social worker.