Healthcare Social Workers in New Jersey
Considering a career as a Healthcare Social Worker in New Jersey?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Healthcare Social Workers in New Jersey are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Healthcare Social Workers in New Jersey is growing faster than average.
Healthcare Social Workers in New Jersey earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Healthcare Social Workers Work in New Jersey?
There were approximately 3,120 workers employed as Healthcare Social Workers in this state in 2018.
There were 3,050 Healthcare Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 1,940 Healthcare Social Workers working in it, which means New Jersey has more Healthcare Social Workers than average.
Job Projections for New Jersey
Jobs for Healthcare Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 15.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 20.1%.
New Jersey Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 410 annual job openings, and 3,870 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 New Jersey?
In 2018 wages for Healthcare Social Workers ranged from $45,550 to $84,600 with $62,900 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.9 to $40.67. The median hourly rate was $30.24.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $29.87 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $0.37.
The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top New Jersey 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|
|New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA||11,790||$65,300|
|Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ||80||$57,390|
|Ocean City, NJ||60||$62,660|
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|
Below are the states where Healthcare Social Workers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$71,220|
Related Careers in NJ
You may also be interested in the following careers:
|Occupation||NJ Employment Total|
|Child, Family, and School Social Workers||5,060|
|Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers||1,710|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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