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Highest Paying States for Child, Family, and School Social Workers

The highest paying states for child, family, and school social workers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of child, family, and school social workers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $68,780, Connecticut is the highest paying state for child, family, and school social workers. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $62,690). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of child, family, and school social workers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Child, Family, and School Social Workers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Connecticut
$68,780
$37,160 5,530
2 New Jersey
$62,690
$40,900 5,470
3 District of Columbia
$62,520
$40,280 2,100
4 Rhode Island
$61,220
$35,580 1,520
5 Hawaii
$55,380
$35,010 1,760
6 North Dakota
$54,840
$38,360 650
7 Maryland
$54,110
$27,640 4,600
8 Minnesota
$53,430
$32,310 7,470
9 Illinois
$52,830
$24,380 12,420
10 Louisiana
$52,050
$31,560 920
11 New York
$51,490
$32,570 25,330
12 California
$51,470
$32,760 32,050
13 Washington
$51,010
$33,480 7,020
14 Oregon
$50,310
$32,200 3,440
15 Nevada
$48,750
$35,830 3,040
16 Michigan
$48,570
$31,610 13,450
17 Maine
$48,400
$39,340 1,600
18 New Hampshire
$47,890
$34,700 510
19 Wyoming
$47,280
$29,480 790
20 Virginia
$46,490
$31,890 8,980
21 Colorado
$46,460
$30,350 6,470
22 North Carolina
$46,090
$32,770 11,000
23 Idaho
$45,910
$32,340 1,110
24 Alaska
$45,360
$25,700 1,570
25 Wisconsin
$44,830
$31,160 3,730
26 Vermont
$44,060
$30,410 1,320
27 Massachusetts
$43,620
$27,350 11,570
28 Tennessee
$41,990
$26,770 5,670
29 Texas
$41,570
$30,230 17,560
30 Ohio
$40,100
$28,210 9,180
31 Pennsylvania
$39,590
$26,970 19,440
32 Kansas
$39,190
$27,260 2,170
33 Florida
$39,000
$24,380 8,550
34 Alabama
$38,790
$28,850 3,280
35 New Mexico
$38,790
$23,300 2,140
36 Kentucky
$38,750
$27,580 7,790
37 Delaware
$38,540
$29,680 1,130
38 Nebraska
$38,540
$31,690 2,490
39 South Dakota
$38,160
$29,280 1,620
40 Guam
$37,870
$25,800 60
41 Indiana
$37,450
$29,890 6,740
42 Iowa
$37,290
$24,540 3,500
43 Arizona
$36,640
$24,990 6,090
44 Utah
$36,540
$21,400 2,420
45 South Carolina
$36,020
$23,870 2,640
46 Georgia
$36,010
$23,130 7,080
47 Oklahoma
$35,880
$24,230 6,970
48 Missouri
$35,860
$25,750 8,190
49 Virgin Islands
$35,640
$26,950 50
50 West Virginia
$35,390
$26,690 960
51 Montana
$34,430
$25,870 1,430
52 Arkansas
$33,730
$24,670 1,380
53 Mississippi
$31,650
$26,380 2,530
54 Puerto Rico
$31,300
$20,630 3,600
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