How much does a Medical Social Worker (MSW) earn in the United States? The average Medical Social Worker (MSW) salary in the United States is $62,249 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $56,070 and $67,828. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. View Cost of Living in Major Cities
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Provides social work services to hospital patients and their families. Counsels and provides crisis intervention for patients, including assessment and treatment of emotional and behavioral problems related to hospitalization. Participates as a member of multi-disciplinary team and may assist patients in treatment planning. May contribute to the formulation of discharge plans. May take a leadership role on more complex cases. Requires a master's degree of social work. Typically reports to a manager. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.
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