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Substance Abuse Social Workers in Florida

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24.3% Jobs Projection
$38,240 Median Salary
460 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Substance Abuse Social Workers in Florida is growing faster than average.

  • Substance Abuse Social Workers in Florida earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Substance Abuse Social Workers Work in Florida?

3,760 people worked as Substance Abuse Social Workers in 2018 in this state.

There were 3,510 Substance Abuse Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 250 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Substance Abuse Social Workers in FL Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,160 Substance Abuse Social Workers working in it, which means Florida has more Substance Abuse Social Workers than average.

Substance Abuse Social Workers in FL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Florida

Jobs for Substance Abuse Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 24.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.4%.

Job Projections for Substance Abuse Social Workers: Nation vs. FL

Florida Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 460 annual job openings, and a total of 4,190 jobs for Florida 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 Florida?

In 2018 wages for Substance Abuse Social Workers ranged from $25,000 to $75,590 with $38,240 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.02 to $36.34. The median hourly rate was $18.39.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $18.18 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.21.

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

Substance Abuse Social Workers Earnings: FL vs. National Average

Top Florida 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
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 980 $34,290
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 900 $37,010
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 390 $48,680
Jacksonville, FL 240 $37,160
Port St. Lucie, FL 220 $33,920
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 160 $32,820
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 100 $27,720
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 90 $37,840
Panama City, FL 70 $52,860
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 60 $37,150
Gainesville, FL 50 $45,120
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 50 $40,210
Ocala, FL 30 $51,870

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
California 14,840 $56,000
New York 11,470 $59,250
Pennsylvania 7,860 $36,930
Massachusetts 6,880 $38,330
Texas 6,090 $37,630
Ohio 6,030 $40,240
Virginia 4,720 $47,470
Michigan 4,050 $50,140
Florida 3,760 $38,240
Illinois 3,570 $43,100
Minnesota 2,830 $51,890
Arizona 2,700 $36,570
North Carolina 2,470 $48,550
Wisconsin 2,360 $44,880
Indiana 2,250 $38,270
Washington 2,210 $52,270
Oregon 2,090 $46,270
Maryland 2,090 $45,430
Missouri 2,050 $37,320
Connecticut 1,850 $62,430

Below are the states where Substance Abuse Social Workers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Jersey $73,840
District of Columbia $71,110
Connecticut $62,430
New York $59,250
Nevada $59,070
New Hampshire $56,940
California $56,000
Hawaii $54,110
Washington $52,270
Minnesota $51,890

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