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Healthcare Social Workers in Illinois

Is Illinois a good place for you to work as a Healthcare Social Worker?

7.7% Jobs Projection
$50,880 Median Salary
600 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Healthcare Social Workers Work in Illinois?

In Illinois, there were 5,750 people working as Healthcare Social Workers in the year 2018.

There were 5,430 Healthcare Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 320 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Healthcare Social Workers in IL Employment Trend

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

Healthcare Social Workers in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Healthcare Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 20.1%.

Job Projections for Healthcare Social Workers: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 600 annual job openings, and a total of 5,840 jobs for Illinois 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 Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Healthcare Social Workers ranged from $29,340 to $80,310 with $50,880 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.11 to $38.61. The median hourly rate was $24.46.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $25.43 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.97.

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

Healthcare Social Workers Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,500 $53,500
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,450 $46,360
Peoria, IL 420 $34,660
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 170 $40,310
Springfield, IL 140 $51,790
Rockford, IL 110 $47,570
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 80 $48,570
Carbondale-Marion, IL 80 $49,400
Champaign-Urbana, IL 70 $51,140
Kankakee, IL 50 $58,960
Decatur, IL 40 $53,680

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

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation IL Employment Total
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 13,910
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 3,570

References

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