Healthcare Social Workers in Florida
Considering a career as a Healthcare Social Worker in Florida?
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.
The typical state has 1,940 Healthcare Social Workers working in it, which means Florida has more Healthcare Social Workers than average.
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%.
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.
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|
|North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL||520||$36,110|
|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|
|Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL||150||$49,260|
|Punta Gorda, FL||120||$37,440|
|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|
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|
Below are the states where Healthcare Social Workers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$71,220|
Related Careers in FL
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|Occupation||FL Employment Total|
|Child, Family, and School Social Workers||9,010|
|Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers||3,760|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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