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Other Social Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of other social workers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of other social workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The other social workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Other Social Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,600
25th Percentile Wage
$43,110
50th Percentile Wage
$60,230
75th Percentile Wage
$75,020
90th Percentile Wage
$85,190

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other social workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) other social workers is $85,190. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,600. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 153% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of other social workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201660,2302.77%9.41%
201558,560-0.92%-
201459,1004.38%-
201356,5103.45%-
201254,560--

Table 2. Other Social Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of other social workers in 9 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for other social workers occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $70,530. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $44,420).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$70,530
Federal, State, and Local Government
$64,110
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$63,450
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$55,270
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$55,230
Educational Services
$54,780
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$48,870
Health Care and Social Assistance
$46,860
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$44,420

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Other Social Workers by States

From the above tables we note that not only other social workers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of other social workers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $26,120 to $75,690. The highest paying state for other social workers is Massachusetts with a median annual salary of $75,690. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $26,120. For more salary information of other social workers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Massachusetts
$75,690
Rhode Island
$75,680
Hawaii
$74,960
District of Columbia
$73,960
Nevada
$73,510
Texas
$73,360
Idaho
$71,110
Florida
$71,020
South Dakota
$70,070
New Jersey
$69,330
Washington
$69,160
Virginia
$69,120
Illinois
$68,980
West Virginia
$67,160
Alabama
$67,150
Maryland
$66,370
California
$66,130
Vermont
$65,190
Michigan
$65,180
New Hampshire
$65,170
Georgia
$64,280
Indiana
$63,720
Iowa
$63,210
Nebraska
$63,200
New York
$62,810
Kentucky
$61,220
Wisconsin
$60,090
Pennsylvania
$59,880
Oklahoma
$59,240
Arizona
$58,920
Delaware
$57,390
North Dakota
$55,970
Alaska
$54,100
Connecticut
$53,450
Minnesota
$53,450
Tennessee
$52,520
New Mexico
$52,140
Louisiana
$51,410
Wyoming
$49,610
Colorado
$49,420
Oregon
$48,940
Maine
$48,160
Ohio
$44,810
North Carolina
$43,830
Kansas
$41,350
South Carolina
$40,790
Utah
$40,750
Missouri
$38,990
Montana
$36,340
Arkansas
$35,410
Puerto Rico
$26,120


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