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Child, Family, and School Social Workers in Kentucky

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Child, Family, and School Social Workers in Kentucky

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6.2% Jobs Projection
$39,120 Median Salary
920 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Child, Family, and School Social Workers in Kentucky are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Child, Family, and School Social Workers in Kentucky is growing faster than average.

  • Child, Family, and School Social Workers in Kentucky earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Child, Family, and School Social Workers Work in Kentucky?

In 2018, there were 7,740 Child, Family, and School Social Workers working in the state.

There were 7,790 Child, Family, and School Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Child, Family, and School Social Workers in KY Employment Trend

The typical state has 3,720 Child, Family, and School Social Workers working in it, which means Kentucky has more Child, Family, and School Social Workers than average.

Child, Family, and School Social Workers in KY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Child, Family, and School Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 6.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.2%.

Job Projections for Child, Family, and School Social Workers: Nation vs. KY

Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 920 annual Child, Family, and School Social Workers job openings in Kentucky, and 8,960 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 38,300 annual jobs and 362,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Child, Family, and School Social Workers Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Child, Family, and School Social Workers ranged from $28,520 to $55,860 with $39,120 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.71 to $26.86. The median hourly rate was $18.81.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $18.63 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.18.

The median salary in Kentucky is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Child, Family, and School Social Workers Earnings: KY vs. National Average

Top Kentucky Metros for Child, Family, and School Social Workers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Child, Family, and School Social Workers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 2,300 $43,850
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 1,670 $38,820
Lexington-Fayette, KY 1,070 $39,080
Evansville, IN-KY 480 $37,940
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 340 $35,470
Clarksville, TN-KY 340 $41,230
Bowling Green, KY 260 $38,830
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 240 $38,650
Owensboro, KY 190 $42,150

Top States for Child, Family, and School Social Workers Employment

View the list below to see where most Child, Family, and School Social Workers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 31,290 $55,460
New York 28,530 $52,850
Pennsylvania 20,160 $40,830
Texas 19,510 $50,660
Illinois 13,910 $52,000
Michigan 13,790 $50,020
Massachusetts 12,340 $43,980
North Carolina 11,610 $46,240
Ohio 10,090 $42,720
Virginia 9,340 $47,910
Florida 9,010 $40,000
Georgia 8,660 $37,960
Missouri 8,620 $36,470
Minnesota 8,150 $54,380
Kentucky 7,740 $39,120
Washington 7,590 $52,260
Indiana 7,240 $37,460
Colorado 6,700 $47,150
Oklahoma 6,330 $35,120
Arizona 5,780 $37,300

Below are the states where Child, Family, and School Social Workers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Connecticut $70,230
District of Columbia $68,400
New Jersey $63,720
Rhode Island $59,570
Maryland $57,830
Hawaii $55,820
California $55,460
Minnesota $54,380
North Dakota $53,710
New York $52,850

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Occupation KY Employment Total
Healthcare Social Workers 1,700
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 790

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