Social Work Salaries in British Columbia - BC

According to 2008 figures provided by livingin-canada.com, the average social worker salary in British Columbia is C$25.84 per hour, or C$53,747 per year. The low salary range for social workers working in British Columbia is C$11.71 per hour, amounting to a yearly pay of C$24,356 annually. The highest income range for social workers in British Columbia is C$36.70 per hour, or C$76,336 per year. Many factors come into play in the social worker salary figures, including educational level, years of experience, job setting, population with which one works, and the area of the province in which one works.

Depending upon your education, specialization and years of experience, there are many jobs for social workers across British Columbia. Currently on indeed.ca, the following positions for social workers are open within the province:

  • Qualified Social Worker, Children and Families – Surrey
  • Group Home Social Worker – Smithers
  • Child and Family Worker – Richmond Youth Service Agency, Lower Mainland
  • Social Worker - Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT, Surrey
  • Community and Social Services Worker – Community Living Victoria, Saanich
  • Social Worker I – Northern Health, Fort St. John
  • Patient Family Counsellor – BC Cancer Agency, Abbotsford
  • Clinical Social Worker (BSW) – Ridge Meadows Hospital, Maple Ridge
  • Social Worker, ABIP - Community-Home Health & End of Life Care, Tricities area
  • Social Worker I – Czony Alzheimer Center, Health Services, Surrey

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