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Healthcare Social Workers in Texas

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25.3% Jobs Projection
$57,190 Median Salary
1,430 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Healthcare Social Workers Work in Texas?

There were approximately 9,830 workers employed as Healthcare Social Workers in this state in 2018.

There were 9,980 Healthcare Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 150 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Healthcare Social Workers in TX Employment Trend

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

Healthcare Social Workers in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Healthcare Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 25.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 20.1%.

Job Projections for Healthcare Social Workers: Nation vs. TX

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,430 annual Healthcare Social Workers job openings in Texas, and 13,040 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Healthcare Social Workers Make in Texas?

In 2018 wages for Healthcare Social Workers ranged from $35,350 to $82,150 with $57,190 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17 to $39.49. The median hourly rate was $27.5.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $27.03 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.47.

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

Healthcare Social Workers Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas 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
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,460 $57,280
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,150 $66,040
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 900 $50,300
Austin-Round Rock, TX 590 $57,740
Amarillo, TX 320 $39,200
El Paso, TX 300 $47,670
Lubbock, TX 240 $57,410
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 200 $54,400
Tyler, TX 200 $50,540
Corpus Christi, TX 180 $59,760
College Station-Bryan, TX 150 $62,020
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 120 $56,330
Killeen-Temple, TX 100 $55,720
Abilene, TX 90 $52,760
Wichita Falls, TX 90 $47,780
Longview, TX 90 $55,770
Waco, TX 90 $52,040
Texarkana, TX-AR 80 $55,810
Midland, TX 70 $55,900
Sherman-Denison, TX 70 $57,510
San Angelo, TX 60 $45,910
Laredo, TX 50 $52,210

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 TX Employment Total
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 19,510
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 6,090


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