Substance Abuse Social Workers in California
Is California a good place for you to work as a Substance Abuse Social Worker?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Substance Abuse Social Workers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Substance Abuse Social Workers in California is growing faster than average.
Substance Abuse Social Workers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Substance Abuse Social Workers Work in California?
In 2018, there were 14,840 Substance Abuse Social Workers working in the state.
There were 12,600 Substance Abuse Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 2,240 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 1,160 Substance Abuse Social Workers working in it, which means California has more Substance Abuse Social Workers than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Substance Abuse Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 16.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.4%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 1,670 annual job openings, and a total of 15,700 jobs for California Substance Abuse Social Workers in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 15,900 annual jobs and 147,900 total jobs in 2026.
What do Substance Abuse Social Workers Make in California?
In 2018 wages for Substance Abuse Social Workers ranged from $31,190 to $102,060 with $56,000 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.99 to $49.07. The median hourly rate was $26.92.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $23.92 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $3.00.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California Metros for Substance Abuse Social Workers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Substance Abuse Social Workers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||5,670||$56,560|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||1,800||$67,750|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||990||$51,060|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||480||$46,950|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||440||$73,340|
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA||220||$38,850|
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA||130||$83,940|
|El Centro, CA||80||$24,870|
Top States for Substance Abuse Social Workers Employment
The table below shows the states where most Substance Abuse Social Workers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Substance Abuse Social Workers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$71,110|
Related Careers in CA
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|Occupation||CA Employment Total|
|Child, Family, and School Social Workers||31,290|
|Healthcare Social Workers||18,600|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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