Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Substance Abuse Social Workers in Maryland

Find Schools Near

Substance Abuse Social Workers in Maryland

Want to work in Maryland as a Substance Abuse Social Worker? Read this first!

15.8% Jobs Projection
$45,430 Median Salary
280 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Substance Abuse Social Workers Work in Maryland?

There were approximately 2,090 workers employed as Substance Abuse Social Workers in this state in 2018.

There were 2,320 Substance Abuse Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 230 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Substance Abuse Social Workers in MD Employment Trend

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

Substance Abuse Social Workers in MD vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Maryland

Jobs for Substance Abuse Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 15.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.4%.

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

Maryland Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 280 annual job openings, and a total of 2,710 jobs for Maryland 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 Maryland?

In 2018 wages for Substance Abuse Social Workers ranged from $31,570 to $79,570 with $45,430 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.18 to $38.25. The median hourly rate was $21.84.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $21.2 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.64.

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

Substance Abuse Social Workers Earnings: MD vs. National Average

Top Maryland 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
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,920 $40,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,180 $57,230
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 970 $49,450
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 220 $38,830
Salisbury, MD-DE 90 $42,580
California-Lexington Park, MD 50 $37,510
Cumberland, MD-WV 40 $49,930

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

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation MD Employment Total
Healthcare Social Workers 5,090
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 4,480

References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.