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Substance Abuse Social Workers in Wisconsin

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12.7% Jobs Projection
$44,880 Median Salary
200 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Substance Abuse Social Workers Work in Wisconsin?

In Wisconsin, there were 2,360 people working as Substance Abuse Social Workers in the year 2018.

There were 1,680 Substance Abuse Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 680 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Substance Abuse Social Workers in WI Employment Trend

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

Substance Abuse Social Workers in WI vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Wisconsin

Jobs for Substance Abuse Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 12.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.4%.

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

Wisconsin Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 200 annual Substance Abuse Social Workers job openings in Wisconsin, and 1,860 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 Wisconsin?

In 2018 wages for Substance Abuse Social Workers ranged from $30,370 to $68,310 with $44,880 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.6 to $32.84. The median hourly rate was $21.58.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $22.38 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.80.

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

Substance Abuse Social Workers Earnings: WI vs. National Average

Top Wisconsin 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,580 $45,090
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,050 $50,910
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 940 $43,170
Duluth, MN-WI 300 $62,770
Madison, WI 270 $45,430
Eau Claire, WI 130 $38,920
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 110 $50,230
Racine, WI 80 $43,380
Green Bay, WI 70 $46,460
Sheboygan, WI 50 $31,640
Fond du Lac, WI 40 $47,910
Appleton, WI 40 $48,770

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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