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Child, Family, and School Social Workers in Washington

Is Washington a good place for you to work as a Child, Family, or School Social Worker?

9.7% Jobs Projection
$52,260 Median Salary
830 Job Openings

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

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

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

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

In Washington, there were 7,590 people working as Child, Family, and School Social Workers in the year 2018.

There were 7,020 Child, Family, and School Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 570 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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

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

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

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Child, Family, and School Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 9.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.2%.

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

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 830 annual job openings, and 7,900 total jobs in 2026 for Child, Family, and School Social Workers in this state.

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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Child, Family, and School Social Workers ranged from $33,030 to $70,250 with $52,260 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.88 to $33.77. The median hourly rate was $25.12.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $24.53 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.59.

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

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

Top Washington 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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,860 $51,790
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,080 $51,340
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 830 $52,260
Kennewick-Richland, WA 310 $49,730
Yakima, WA 290 $52,270
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 270 $57,660
Bellingham, WA 240 $55,490
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 240 $53,540
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 160 $52,250
Longview, WA 100 $54,280
Wenatchee, WA 90 $54,930
Walla Walla, WA 60 $51,330
Lewiston, ID-WA 60 $45,400

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

The table below shows the states 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 WA Employment Total
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