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Healthcare Social Workers in North Carolina

Want to work in North Carolina as a Healthcare Social Worker? Read this first!

14.7% Jobs Projection
$53,600 Median Salary
450 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Healthcare Social Workers Work in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, there were 3,340 people working as Healthcare Social Workers in the year 2018.

There were 3,460 Healthcare Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 120 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Healthcare Social Workers in NC Employment Trend

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

Healthcare Social Workers in NC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Healthcare Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 14.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 20.1%.

Job Projections for Healthcare Social Workers: Nation vs. NC

North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 450 annual job openings, and 4,220 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 North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Healthcare Social Workers ranged from $38,150 to $74,760 with $53,600 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.34 to $35.94. The median hourly rate was $25.77.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $24.95 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.82.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Healthcare Social Workers Earnings: NC vs. National Average

Top North Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 780 $55,750
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 780 $54,860
Greensboro-High Point, NC 330 $54,970
Asheville, NC 270 $53,730
Raleigh, NC 230 $56,440
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 230 $59,330
Winston-Salem, NC 200 $54,290
Wilmington, NC 180 $45,540
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 180 $47,230
Greenville, NC 110 $57,480
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 80 $49,020
Fayetteville, NC 50 $45,230
Rocky Mount, NC 30 $49,380

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 NC Employment Total
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 11,610
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 2,470


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