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Healthcare Social Workers in Georgia

Considering a career as a Healthcare Social Worker in Georgia?

17.6% Jobs Projection
$52,660 Median Salary
570 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Healthcare Social Workers Work in Georgia?

In 2018, there were 3,550 Healthcare Social Workers working in the state.

There were 3,730 Healthcare Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 180 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Healthcare Social Workers in GA Employment Trend

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

Healthcare Social Workers in GA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Georgia

Jobs for Healthcare Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 17.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 20.1%.

Job Projections for Healthcare Social Workers: Nation vs. GA

Georgia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 570 annual job openings, and 5,350 total jobs in 2026 for Healthcare Social Workers in this state.

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

What do Healthcare Social Workers Make in Georgia?

In 2018 wages for Healthcare Social Workers ranged from $33,670 to $75,990 with $52,660 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.19 to $36.54. The median hourly rate was $25.32.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $24.2 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.12.

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

Healthcare Social Workers Earnings: GA vs. National Average

Top Georgia 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
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,820 $57,240
Chattanooga, TN-GA 430 $53,450
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 240 $53,570
Savannah, GA 210 $50,700
Columbus, GA-AL 140 $48,440
Athens-Clarke County, GA 120 $55,600
Albany, GA 90 $43,820
Gainesville, GA 70 $49,200
Macon, GA 70 $48,230
Warner Robins, GA 60 $50,530
Dalton, GA 50 $51,640
Valdosta, GA 40 $46,440
Brunswick, GA 40 $48,440
Rome, GA 30 $49,360

Top States for Healthcare Social Workers Employment

View the list below to see 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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Occupation GA Employment Total
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,660
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 1,160

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