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Substance Abuse Social Workers in New York

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

27.3% Jobs Projection
$59,250 Median Salary
1,720 Job Openings

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

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

  • Substance Abuse Social Workers in New York earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Substance Abuse Social Workers Work in New York?

In 2018, there were 11,470 Substance Abuse Social Workers working in the state.

There were 10,580 Substance Abuse Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 890 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Substance Abuse Social Workers in NY Employment Trend

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

Substance Abuse Social Workers in NY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Substance Abuse Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 27.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.4%.

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

New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,720 annual Substance Abuse Social Workers job openings in New York, and 15,580 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Substance Abuse Social Workers Make in New York?

In 2018 wages for Substance Abuse Social Workers ranged from $37,450 to $87,480 with $59,250 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18 to $42.06. The median hourly rate was $28.48.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $27.53 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.95.

The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Substance Abuse Social Workers Earnings: NY vs. National Average

Top New York 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,800 $63,200
Rochester, NY 770 $50,790
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 590 $50,030
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 480 $55,070
Syracuse, NY 300 $61,800
Utica-Rome, NY 260 $60,650
Binghamton, NY 200 $53,240
Kingston, NY 100 $58,380
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 80 $64,640
Ithaca, NY 70 $52,660
Elmira, NY 70 $67,070
Glens Falls, NY 60 $65,060

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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