Social Worker Salary in Ireland

€43,829
per year
per month
€3,650
per month
per year

Social Worker - Average Salary in Ireland

The average salary for a Social Worker is €43,829 gross per year (€3,650 gross per month), which is 0.8% lower than the national average salary in Ireland.
A Social Worker can expect an average starting salary of €35,360. The highest salaries can exceed €60,714.
€35,360
Low
€43,829
Average
€60,714
High
€2,950
Low
€3,650
Average
€5,060
High

Social Worker Salary Range

Low
€35,360
Average
€43,829
Experienced
€46,570
High
€60,714
Low
€2,950
Average
€3,650
Experienced
€3,880
High
€5,060
Among Social Workers holding a National Qualification in Social Work (NQSW), newly qualified Social Workers tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced professionals like Senior Social Work Practitioners or Principal Social Workers enjoy the highest salaries.

Social Worker - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Medical Social Worker€49K/year
+12% 
Senior Social Worker€47K/year
+6% 
Tusla Social Worker€46K/year
+4% 

Social Worker - Pay by Experience Level in Ireland

An Entry Level qualified Social Worker with less than three years of experience can expect to earn €37,132 gross per year on average. A mid career Social Worker with 4-9 years of experience earns an average compensation of €42,250, while an experienced Social Worker with 10-20 years of experience makes on average €46,500. Social Workers with more than 20 years of experience may earn more than €53,490.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Social Worker

Late Career▲ +22%
Experienced▲ +6%
Average Salary€43,829/year
Mid Career▼ -4%
Entry Level▼ -15%

Gender Breakdown

Female
82%
Male
18%

Social Worker - Jobs by Location

Social Worker - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on salary data collected from Social Worker jobs published on Jobted Ireland in the last 12 months and on public data sources (eg. Civil Service salary scales, HSE salary scales).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Social Worker

How much does a Social Worker make in Ireland?
A Social Worker in Ireland earns an average of €43,829 gross per year, which is about €3,650 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Social Worker updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Social Worker in Ireland?
The starting salary of a Social Worker in Ireland is around €35,360 gross per year. Newly qualified Social Workers usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Social Worker in Ireland?
The highest salary of a Social Worker in Ireland can reach and exceed €60,714 gross per year. Senior Social Work Practitioners or Principal Social Workers usually have the highest salaries.
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