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Substance Abuse Social Workers in Massachusetts

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14.1% Jobs Projection
$38,330 Median Salary
830 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Substance Abuse Social Workers Work in Massachusetts?

In 2018, there were 6,880 Substance Abuse Social Workers working in the state.

There were 6,720 Substance Abuse Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Substance Abuse Social Workers in MA Employment Trend

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

Substance Abuse Social Workers in MA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Massachusetts

Jobs for Substance Abuse Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 14.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.4%.

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

Massachusetts Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 830 annual job openings, and a total of 7,850 jobs for Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts?

In 2018 wages for Substance Abuse Social Workers ranged from $27,150 to $68,350 with $38,330 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.05 to $32.86. The median hourly rate was $18.43.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $19.07 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.64.

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

Substance Abuse Social Workers Earnings: MA vs. National Average

Top Massachusetts 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
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,020 $38,620
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 670 $44,200
Springfield, MA-CT 610 $32,720
Worcester, MA-CT 540 $45,460
New Bedford, MA 170 $33,560
Leominster-Gardner, MA 140 $31,340
Barnstable Town, MA 120 $40,680
Pittsfield, MA 60 $35,910

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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