Become a Social Worker in Missouri 

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Disclaimer: Due to the rapidly changing nature of social work regulations, for the most up-to-date information on becoming a social worker in Missouri, contact the Missouri Social Work Licensing Board.

Missouri law recognizes four classes of social workers: Licensed Advanced Macro Social Worker (LAMSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW). The requirements are as follows:


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Become a social worker in Missouri

In order to become a licensed social work practitioner in Missouri, you will need to complete prerequisite coursework, examination requirements, and, in some cases, supervised work requirements. Also, certain levels of social work in Missouri can only be reached after earning a Master of Social Work. We are committed to keeping updated information on Missouri social work licensure policies available to you.

Disclaimer: There may be additional methods of certification that have not been covered here. Please contact your state social work licensing department for more information.

Missouri Social Work Salary

Missouri Social Work Salary
Missouri Social Work Career Average Social Worker Salary
Child, Family and School Social Workers $37,050
Healthcare Social Workers $45,620
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers $34,710
All Other Social Workers $57,870
Salary Increase from BSW to MSW +$9,000
Disclaimer: Social Worker Salary information is taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Information about social worker salaries in Missouri is subject to change. Please confirm salary information with your state before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 8/22/2018.

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