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Other Social Worker Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for other social workers in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of other social workers amongst Washington cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Other Social Workers in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,120
25th Percentile Wage
$53,730
50th Percentile Wage
$71,530
75th Percentile Wage
$83,940
90th Percentile Wage
$88,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other social workers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $88,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,120.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of other social workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$71,530
3.31% 32.77%
2016
$69,160
4.05% -
2015
$66,360
3.89% -
2014
$63,780
20.87% -
2013
$50,470
4.72% -
2012
$48,090
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Other Social Workers in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of other social workers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of other social workers in state of Washington ranges from $37,610 to $77,920. The highest paying area for other social workers in Washington is Tacoma with a median annual salary of $77,920. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $73,290). The lowest paying area is Olympia with a median annual salary of $37,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tacoma
$77,920
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$73,290
Bremerton-Silverdale
$71,610
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$71,090
Spokane
$69,330
Bellingham
$57,190
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$54,040
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$38,430
Olympia
$37,610




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