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Healthcare Social Workers in Wisconsin

Considering a career as a Healthcare Social Worker in Wisconsin?

11.6% Jobs Projection
$52,410 Median Salary
340 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Healthcare Social Workers Work in Wisconsin?

In 2018, there were 3,330 Healthcare Social Workers working in the state.

There were 3,150 Healthcare Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 180 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Healthcare Social Workers in WI Employment Trend

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

Healthcare Social Workers in WI vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Wisconsin

Jobs for Healthcare Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 11.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 20.1%.

Job Projections for Healthcare Social Workers: Nation vs. WI

Wisconsin Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 340 annual Healthcare Social Workers job openings in Wisconsin, and 3,280 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 Wisconsin?

In 2018 wages for Healthcare Social Workers ranged from $35,560 to $70,710 with $52,410 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.1 to $34. The median hourly rate was $25.2.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $24.45 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.75.

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

Healthcare Social Workers Earnings: WI vs. National Average

Top Wisconsin 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
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,550 $60,710
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,090 $54,730
Madison, WI 480 $49,280
Green Bay, WI 280 $57,230
Duluth, MN-WI 190 $47,690
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 140 $54,250
Appleton, WI 120 $55,680
Eau Claire, WI 120 $45,430
Janesville-Beloit, WI 100 $47,040
Racine, WI 90 $54,350
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 90 $52,620
Wausau, WI 50 $58,260
Sheboygan, WI 40 $47,010

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 WI Employment Total
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 3,920
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 2,360


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