Health Guide USA Mobile         {Full Site}

Social Worker Earnings

The median annual wage of social workers was $42,480 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,710 and the top 10 percent earned more than $70,390.

The median annual wages of social workers in May 2010 were the following:

In May 2010, the median annual wages of child, family and school social workers in the industries employing the most of these workers were as follows:

Elementary and secondary schools $54,260
Local government, excluding education and hospitals 47,130
State government, excluding education and hospitals 39,750
Individual and family services 35,120

In May 2010, the median annual wages of healthcare social workers in the industries employing the most of these workers were as follows: 

Hospitals $53,400
Home health care services 48,530
Local government, excluding education and hospitals 44,810
Nursing and residential care facilities 41,860
Individual and family services 39,310

In May 2010, the median annual wages of mental health and substance abuse social workers in the industries employing the most of these workers were as follows: 

Hospitals $48,010
Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals 47,710
Local government 45,210
Outpatient mental health and substance abuse centers 36,780
Individual and family services 36,740

Social workers generally work full time. They may sometimes work evenings and weekends to see clients or attend meetings.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition

Social Worker Duties
Social Worker Work Conditions
Social Worker Employment
Social Worker Training
Social Worker Job Outlook
Social Worker Earnings


More Healthcare Job Outlooks

Health Guide USA Health Careers mobile device applications have been developed with the assistance of the Austin Code Factory.

Proquantum Corporation.
Copyright @ 2002-2013
Use of this website, and any mobile device application related thereto, is expressly subject to the various terms and conditions set forth in our
User Agreement/Disclaimer  and Privacy Policy