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What is a Social Worker?

Example of a Social Worker Job All social workers not listed separately.

Other Social Worker Job Titles

  • Traveling Secretary
  • Divine Healer
  • Sexual Assault Social Worker
  • Faith Healer
  • Group Home Worker

What Kind of Social Worker Job Opportunities Are There?

In the United States, there were 64,000 jobs for Social Workers in 2016.

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 8.3% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 5,300 new jobs for Social Workers by 2026. There will be an estimated 7,200 positions for Social Worker per year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Social Workers in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Social Workers are California, New York, and Iowa.

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.

Social Worker Average Salary

The average yearly salary of a Social Worker ranges between $35,310 and $90,490. The median salary for this occupation is $63,140.

Salary Ranges for Social Workers

How much do Social Workers make in different U.S. states?

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

District of Columbia

$82,900

Hawaii

$81,790

Rhode Island

$75,710

Massachusetts

$75,340

Nevada

$75,020

Washington

$73,180

California

$72,200

South Dakota

$71,330

New Hampshire

$70,920

Idaho

$70,610

Alaska

$70,540

West Virginia

$69,700

Virginia

$69,650

Texas

$69,070

New Jersey

$68,630

Maryland

$67,810

Georgia

$67,630

New York

$67,120

Vermont

$66,180

Connecticut

$65,230

Indiana

$65,010

Florida

$64,810

Minnesota

$64,300

Pennsylvania

$64,260

Illinois

$61,640

Iowa

$61,460

Arizona

$61,130

Nebraska

$61,120

Delaware

$60,780

Michigan

$60,120

Alabama

$59,860

Missouri

$59,730

North Dakota

$59,510

Oklahoma

$59,250

New Mexico

$58,430

Kentucky

$58,050

Louisiana

$57,380

North Carolina

$57,310

Wyoming

$56,620

Wisconsin

$55,950

Kansas

$55,610

Mississippi

$55,420

Colorado

$54,600

Oregon

$52,750

Tennessee

$52,540

Maine

$52,360

Ohio

$51,490

Utah

$50,900

Arkansas

$49,680

South Carolina

$45,610

Montana

$43,980

Where Social Workers Work

Social Worker Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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