What is a Social Worker?
Occupation Description All social workers not listed separately.
Related Job Titles for this Occupation:
- Rural Health Consultant
- Domestic Violence Advocate
- Sexual Assault Social Worker
Is There Job Demand for Social Workers?
There were about 64,000 jobs for Social Worker in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 8.3% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 5,300 new jobs for Social Worker by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 7,200 job openings in this field each year.
The states with the most job growth for Social Worker are Arizona, Colorado, and Connecticut. Watch out if you plan on working in Kansas, South Dakota, or Rhode Island. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.
What is the Average Salary of a Social Worker
The salary for Social Workers ranges between about $35,310 and $90,490 a year.
Social Workers who work in Hawaii, District of Columbia, or Nevada, make the highest salaries.
Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Social Workers in different U.S. states.
|State||Annual Mean Salary|
|District of Columbia||$82,900|
Where Social Workers Work
The table below shows the approximate number of Social Workers employed by various industries.
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