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Substance Abuse Social Workers in Washington

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

20.6% Jobs Projection
$52,270 Median Salary
320 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Substance Abuse Social Workers Work in Washington?

In Washington, there were 2,210 people working as Substance Abuse Social Workers in the year 2018.

There were 2,170 Substance Abuse Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Substance Abuse Social Workers in WA Employment Trend

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

Substance Abuse Social Workers in WA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Substance Abuse Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 20.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.4%.

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

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 320 annual job openings, and a total of 2,930 jobs for Washington 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Substance Abuse Social Workers ranged from $33,690 to $75,940 with $52,270 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.2 to $36.51. The median hourly rate was $25.13.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $24.66 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.47.

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

Substance Abuse Social Workers Earnings: WA vs. National Average

Top Washington 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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,380 $55,170
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,030 $43,000
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 240 $53,010
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 80 $49,710
Lewiston, ID-WA 50 $49,570
Longview, WA 30 $44,050

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 WA Employment Total
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 7,590
Healthcare Social Workers 3,900

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