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Substance Abuse Social Workers in Pennsylvania

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Substance Abuse Social Workers in Pennsylvania

Considering a career as a Substance Abuse Social Worker in Pennsylvania?

13.1% Jobs Projection
$36,930 Median Salary
1,320 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Substance Abuse Social Workers Work in Pennsylvania?

7,860 people worked as Substance Abuse Social Workers in 2018 in this state.

There were 8,640 Substance Abuse Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 780 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Substance Abuse Social Workers in PA Employment Trend

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

Substance Abuse Social Workers in PA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Substance Abuse Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 13.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.4%.

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

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,320 annual Substance Abuse Social Workers job openings in Pennsylvania, and 12,490 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 Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Substance Abuse Social Workers ranged from $25,910 to $54,250 with $36,930 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.46 to $26.08. The median hourly rate was $17.75.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $16.91 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.84.

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

Substance Abuse Social Workers Earnings: PA vs. National Average

Top Pennsylvania 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
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,920 $40,250
Pittsburgh, PA 1,500 $35,470
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 410 $35,230
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 330 $35,100
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 320 $36,850
Lancaster, PA 300 $37,020
York-Hanover, PA 270 $37,160
Reading, PA 190 $41,980
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 140 $39,250
Altoona, PA 100 $34,500
Erie, PA 80 $35,440
East Stroudsburg, PA 70 $37,320
Gettysburg, PA 40 $39,240

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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