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Healthcare Social Workers in Florida

Considering a career as a Healthcare Social Worker in Florida?

25.6% Jobs Projection
$49,280 Median Salary
950 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Healthcare Social Workers in Florida are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Healthcare Social Workers in Florida is growing faster than average.

  • Healthcare Social Workers in Florida earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Healthcare Social Workers Work in Florida?

In Florida, there were 10,660 people working as Healthcare Social Workers in the year 2018.

There were 8,380 Healthcare Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 2,280 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Healthcare Social Workers in FL Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,940 Healthcare Social Workers working in it, which means Florida has more Healthcare Social Workers than average.

Healthcare Social Workers in FL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Florida

Jobs for Healthcare Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 25.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 20.1%.

Job Projections for Healthcare Social Workers: Nation vs. FL

Florida Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 950 annual job openings, and a total of 8,630 jobs for Florida Healthcare Social Workers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 22,900 annual jobs and 212,000 total jobs in 2026.

What do Healthcare Social Workers Make in Florida?

In 2018 wages for Healthcare Social Workers ranged from $27,050 to $74,840 with $49,280 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.01 to $35.98. The median hourly rate was $23.69.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $23.2 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.49.

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

Healthcare Social Workers Earnings: FL vs. National Average

Top Florida Metros for Healthcare Social Workers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Healthcare Social Workers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,960 $47,420
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,000 $54,400
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 950 $55,400
Jacksonville, FL 650 $48,040
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 520 $36,110
Tallahassee, FL 220 $46,170
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 220 $52,180
Port St. Lucie, FL 190 $50,500
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 190 $48,200
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 180 $47,930
Gainesville, FL 160 $38,590
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 150 $49,260
Punta Gorda, FL 120 $37,440
Ocala, FL 110 $59,820
Panama City, FL 70 $47,100
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 70 $57,490
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 70 $44,160
Homosassa Springs, FL 60 $48,710
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 60 $55,370
Sebring, FL 40 n/a

Top States for Healthcare Social Workers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Healthcare Social Workers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 18,600 $73,970
New York 13,290 $60,910
Florida 10,660 $49,280
Massachusetts 10,040 $61,460
Texas 9,830 $57,190
Pennsylvania 7,560 $52,630
Ohio 7,120 $53,530
Illinois 5,750 $50,880
Missouri 5,680 $43,600
Michigan 5,400 $55,720
Indiana 5,320 $49,300
Maryland 5,090 $56,510
Washington 3,900 $59,920
Minnesota 3,850 $58,220
Virginia 3,720 $55,580
Georgia 3,550 $52,660
North Carolina 3,340 $53,600
Wisconsin 3,330 $52,410
Tennessee 3,260 $50,020
Colorado 3,130 $50,500

Below are the states where Healthcare Social Workers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $73,970
Alaska $72,070
District of Columbia $71,220
Connecticut $71,120
Nevada $70,200
Oregon $69,720
Hawaii $64,710
New Hampshire $64,560
New Jersey $62,900
Utah $62,050

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