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Substance Abuse Social Workers in Illinois

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6.4% Jobs Projection
$43,100 Median Salary
370 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Substance Abuse Social Workers Work in Illinois?

3,570 people worked as Substance Abuse Social Workers in 2018 in this state.

There were 3,130 Substance Abuse Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 440 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Substance Abuse Social Workers in IL Employment Trend

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

Substance Abuse Social Workers in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Substance Abuse Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 6.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.4%.

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

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 370 annual job openings, and 3,650 total jobs in 2026 for Substance Abuse Social Workers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 15,900 annual jobs and 147,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Substance Abuse Social Workers Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Substance Abuse Social Workers ranged from $26,820 to $73,260 with $43,100 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.9 to $35.22. The median hourly rate was $20.72.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $20.59 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.13.

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

Substance Abuse Social Workers Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,580 $45,090
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,150 $37,780
Peoria, IL 230 $34,060
Springfield, IL 120 $50,850
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 50 $51,590

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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