Social worker pay rates

Pay scales for adults' and children's social workers.

Adults' social worker pay rates from 1 April 2020

Adults' social worker rates: Showing grade, job title, spinal column point and annual salary.
Grade Job title Spinal Column Point Annual salary
Grade 9 Social worker 25 £29,577
Grade 9 Social worker 26 £30,451
Grade 9 Social worker 27 £31,346
Grade 9 Social worker 28 £32,234
Grade 9 Social worker 29 £32,910
Grade 10 Senior social worker 29 £32,910
Grade 10 Senior social worker 30 £33,782
Grade 10 Senior social worker 31 £34,728
Grade 10 Senior social worker 32 £35,745
Grade 10 Senior social worker 33 £36,922
Grade 11 Senior social work practitioner 33 £36,922
Grade 11 Senior social work practitioner 34 £37,890
Grade 11 Senior social work practitioner 35 £38,890
Grade 11 Senior social work practitioner 36 £39,880
Grade 11 Senior social work practitioner 37 £40,876

Children's social worker pay rates from 1 April 2020

Children's social worker rates: Showing grade, job title, spinal column point, annual salary, market supplement and total salary.
Grade Job title Spinal Column Point Annual salary Market supplement (annual amount) Total salary
Grade 9 Social worker 25 £29,577 £834 £30,411
Grade 9 Social worker 26 £30,451 £859 £31,310
Grade 9 Social worker 27 £31,346 £884 £32,230
Grade 9 Social worker 28 £32,234 £909 £33,143
Grade 9 Social worker 29 £32,910 £928 £33,838
Grade 10 Social worker 29 £32,910 £1,481 £34,391
Grade 10 Social worker 30 £33,782 £1,520 £35,302
Grade 10 Social worker 31 £34,728 £1,563 £36,291
Grade 10 Social worker 32 £35,745 £1,609 £37,354
Grade 10 Social worker 33 £36,922 £1,661 £38,583
Grade 11 Senior social worker 33 £36,922 £2,954 £30,876
Grade 11 Senior social worker 34 £37,890 £3,031 £40,921
Grade 11 Senior social worker 35 £38,890 £3,111 £42,001
Grade 11 Senior social worker 36 £39,880 £3,190 £43,070
Grade 11 Senior social worker 37 £40,876 £3,270 £44,146

Progression criteria applies from Grade 9 to 10 and from Grade 10 to 11.

 
Last updated:
8 February 2021
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