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Healthcare Social Workers in Pennsylvania

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14.4% Jobs Projection
$52,630 Median Salary
940 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Healthcare Social Workers Work in Pennsylvania?

7,560 people worked as Healthcare Social Workers in 2018 in this state.

There were 7,590 Healthcare Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Healthcare Social Workers in PA Employment Trend

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

Healthcare Social Workers in PA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Healthcare Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 14.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 20.1%.

Job Projections for Healthcare Social Workers: Nation vs. PA

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 940 annual job openings, and 8,880 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 Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Healthcare Social Workers ranged from $35,050 to $75,320 with $52,630 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.85 to $36.21. The median hourly rate was $25.3.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $24.07 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.23.

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

Healthcare Social Workers Earnings: PA vs. National Average

Top Pennsylvania 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
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,610 $55,720
Pittsburgh, PA 2,020 $53,200
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 480 $53,200
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 280 $52,790
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 220 $49,410
Lancaster, PA 210 $46,080
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 200 $56,970
Erie, PA 160 $43,270
York-Hanover, PA 150 $50,770
Altoona, PA 120 $46,570
Reading, PA 110 $56,740
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 90 $47,930
Johnstown, PA 70 $44,270
Gettysburg, PA 60 $59,090
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 50 $50,790
Williamsport, PA 40 $49,790
Lebanon, PA 30 $50,390

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 PA Employment Total
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 20,160
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 7,860


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