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Substance Abuse Social Workers in Indiana

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22.6% Jobs Projection
$38,270 Median Salary
290 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Substance Abuse Social Workers Work in Indiana?

In Indiana, there were 2,250 people working as Substance Abuse Social Workers in the year 2018.

There were 1,980 Substance Abuse Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 270 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Substance Abuse Social Workers in IN Employment Trend

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

Substance Abuse Social Workers in IN vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Indiana

Jobs for Substance Abuse Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 22.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.4%.

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

Indiana Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 290 annual job openings, and a total of 2,660 jobs for Indiana 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 Indiana?

In 2018 wages for Substance Abuse Social Workers ranged from $27,430 to $68,950 with $38,270 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.19 to $33.15. The median hourly rate was $18.4.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $18.15 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.25.

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

Substance Abuse Social Workers Earnings: IN vs. National Average

Top Indiana 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
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 900 $41,560
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 760 $44,220
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 260 $39,220
Evansville, IN-KY 150 $36,430
Fort Wayne, IN 140 $38,250
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 50 $42,990
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 40 $35,200
Terre Haute, IN 40 $44,040

Top States for Substance Abuse Social Workers Employment

View the list below to see 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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Occupation IN Employment Total
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 7,240
Healthcare Social Workers 5,320

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