Master of Social Work Salary in IndiaHow Can Social Workers with Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree Live in India With Current Salary Rate. In India, the average salary of a Fresh Social Worker can be expected between Rs. 3 to 4 lakhs. The government must revise the salary structure of professional social workers in development sector.
Applications are invited from the eligible candidates for filling up of one post of “Social Worker” on contract basis for NIMHANS funded Project entitled “Barriers in accessing social welfare benefits for persons with disability due to severe mental disorders in rural Karnataka: A cross sectional survey” – under theDepartment of Psychiatric Social Work, NIMHANS
1. Name of the Post Social Worker
2 No. of Post 1 (One)
3 Essential Qualification: Masters in Social Work or Bachelors in Social work with minimum two years experience in working in the community.
4 Desirable Writing, Reading and spoken knowledge of kannada
5 Job Location Turuvekere, Taluk Tumkur District
6 Maximum age limit 30 Years
I am a social worker and saw the vacancy of social worker in NIMHANS for the project “Barriers in accessing social welfare benefits for persons with disability due to severe mental disorders in rural Karnataka: A cross sectional survey”. I noticed that the Emoluments is Rs.12,500/- P.M (Consolidated). I would like to pose a question as how can a social worker who have done 2 years MSW can work for this much money. What will be the point of studying 2 years of MSW if we are getting this much amount which lesser than a day laborer. I am sorry if I tried to offend you in anyway. Kindly let me know your reply.
The Reply I got on 27 JulyI do understand your concern.
The DMHP salary from the State Govt is fixed to the same, which we have followed.
Hence we have also invited BSW's to apply, incase, MSW's are not able to apply for the given salary.
The Reply sent on 27 July
Apply By: 02 Aug . 2017
Location: Chennai(Tamil Nadu)
Applications are invited for a position of Research Assistant in a ICSSR funded research project on ‘Socioeconomic status of the women manual scavengers in Tamil Nadu’ at Department of Applied Research, Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram. The selected candidate is permitted to work simultaneously for PhD programin GRI in the same/ related topic.
Essential Qualification: The qualification must have first class in Social Work, Women’s Studies or in other social sciences with the knowledge of computer application.
Desirable Qualification: Experience of working with women at the grassroots level
Applications may sent with a full resume, photocopies of degrees and photographs to Dr. M. Hilaria Soundari, Department of Applied Research, Gandigram Rural Institute, Gandigram
Fellowship amount: Rs. 13,000/-
If any social worker is there in Gandigram, Irequest them to go to this department and ask for clarification for this petty amount.
Apply By: 24 May . 2017
The State Health & Family Welfare Society, Tripura is going to fillup different category of post on purely contractual basis for District Mental Health Programme at a fixed pay for 11(eleven) months, which may be extended based on the performance till Project period for the following post
Salary per month (Rs.) Rs. 18,000/-
• M. Phil in Psychiatric Social worker.
• MSW/BSW in regular course with 06 month training in NIMHANS, CIP, LGBRIMH-Tezpur or others Institute.
• 1 (one) year Diploma in Computer Application from Govt. Recognized University /Institute
How to apply
4. Applications are invited from the eligible candidates for the post of Consellor in for the PSSP Migrant Suraksha, Malappuram.
Qualifications Required : MSW or MA SOCIOLOGY or PSYCHOLOGY
(Preference for candidates with speaking skills in Hindi)
Salary: Rs. 12000 +600 TA per Month
Date Of Interview : 25/08/2017 @ 11 AM
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If so called professional social workers are not ready to discuss such issues, who will???
Update: Article on Salary Rate of Social Workers in India
I have been searching for salary structure of social workers and found an article on "Social Worker Salary in India". This website shamelessly tries to reduce the salary amount of social workers by stating how much social workers are liable to get. I will just point out some statements in this article;
"The Social workers are less concerned with the higher packages."
"Social workersare able to start their career with Rs 4,000 to Rs 5,000 per month"
"Social workers working on government projects with NGOs which provides them salary more than the subsistence level. Since, they are employing them on a project basis, which leads them to draw higher salary. They are liable to get Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000 per month."
"There are many social workers, which are famous today and now able to get high income. The only thing that can make them to earn high is fame."
I have sent an email to them asking for updating the post. Kindly see that mail here. You can also send emails if you agree with me.
I read the post in your website. The post is completely outdated and outrageous and need to be updated. Social workers also work to get money and expect a higher package. I am a social worker and i expect a good salary and many of the social workers do. We are social workers and we also have family members to feed or have expectation to live a decent life. Who can live a decent life with such 4000 Rs a month. So kindly update your post and write the current situation and not your judgements.
I have never seen such a judgmental post online than this. Someone who is so illiterate wrote all this and NGOs use this kind of information to pay less for social workers.
Can a social workers live in India with ameager sumof money? After studying 5 years to become a social worker, is this what awaits young social workers and aspiring students. The income of an average social worker in India with an M.A.insocial work would be at least 25000 Rs.However NGOsand agenciespurposefully reducesthe salary ofsocial worker, thinking these are fine with social workers and isacceptablein the market. Students thinking of taking up degree in Social Work or Sociology gets discouraged due to such low income rate.Average income rateof a socialworkersshould be fixed a minimum of 25000 Rs. Times of India published an article on Is Social work worth it?whichclearly explains the situation of social workers in India.
It is time for social workers to start their own enterprises, counselling centers and change this condition. It is time to stop working in someone else'scompanies, NGOs, hospitals, centers and start ups and start making your own. Start a counselingcenters, start an NGO and provide jobs to other fellow social workers. This is the only way to raise the average income of social workers.
Update On CBSE UGC NET Exam FeeCBSE has hiked the UGC NET JRF exam fee massively. Previously it was INR 650 Rs for General Category and now this has increased to INR 1000. How can students from lower economic category could afford such fee. Still no protest from anywhere. I have written to CBSE but have not received any reply till now.
Mail To CBSE
I am a social worker and noticed a huge hike in the exam fee for the General Category as well as in other categories for CBSE UGC NET Exam. Last time it was Six Hundred Rupees only for General and for this year, it has been hiked to One Thousand Rupees. I would like to know under what basis the fee hike was done. Is there any notification issues by UGC to increase the exam fee. Kindly let me know.
Update on Recent Struggles of Social Workers
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