The salary statistics of healthcare social workers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of healthcare social workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The healthcare social workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$33,260|
|25th Percentile Wage||$42,510|
|50th Percentile Wage||$54,870|
|75th Percentile Wage||$67,850|
|90th Percentile Wage||$81,560|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for healthcare social workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) healthcare social workers is $81,560. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,260. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 145% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of healthcare social workers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of healthcare social workers in 10 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 healthcare social workers occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $60,920. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $49,430).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
From the above tables we note that not only healthcare 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 healthcare social workers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $31,070 to $71,190. The highest paying state for healthcare social workers is California with a median annual salary of $71,190. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $31,070. For more salary information of healthcare social workers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New York|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |