Salary Guide: Child, Family, School Social Workers

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Child, Family, and School Social Workers provide social services that help improve family and academic well-being. Nationwide there are over 275,000 Child, Family, and School Social Workers who earn an average salary of $43,850.

Social Workers are required to earn a bachelor’s degree at minimum, but in school and health settings, a master’s degree is typically necessary.

Social Workers are required to earn a bachelor’s degree at minimum, but in school and health settings, a master’s degree is typically necessary. Most social workers earn a bachelor’s or master’s in social work, but other degrees can be used for entry-level positions. All states have licensing and certification requirements.

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Salaries by State (mean annual wage)

Alabama: $41,800
Alaska: $45,260
Arizona: $37,560
Arkansas: $37,250
California: $50,090
Colorado: $45,970
Connecticut: $61,310
Delaware: $39,330
District of Columbia: $51,660
Florida: $41,360
Georgia: $37,830
Hawaii: $54,340
Idaho: $34,830
Illinois: $53,540
Indiana: $35,150
Iowa: $39,040
Kansas: $42,560
Kentucky: $37,300
Louisiana: $45,860
Maine: $41,600
Maryland: $49,100
Massachusetts: $42,180
Michigan: $47,210
Minnesota: $55,310
Mississippi: $31,620
Missouri: $34,910
Montana: $36,680
Nebraska: $35,640
Nevada: $49,550
New Hampshire: $41,120
New Jersey: $56,420
New Mexico: $36,510
New York: $51,280
North Carolina: $43,100
North Dakota: $40,250
Ohio; $38,620
Oklahoma: $35,050
Oregon: $39,810
Pennsylvania: $37,730
Rhode Island: $54,120
South Carolina: $32,530
South Dakota: $36,050
Tennessee: $35,540
Texas: $38,610
Utah: $37,800
Vermont: $40,630
Virginia: $46,300
Washington: $41,250
West Virginia: $30,220
Wisconsin: $47,740
Wyoming: $44,140

Salaries for the Top 20 Metro Areas (mean annual wage)

1. New York City: $51,510
2. Los Angeles: $51,870
3. Chicago: $54,790
4. Dallas – Forth Worth: $39,370
5. Philadelphia: $42,150
6. Houston: $41,280
7. Washington DC: $56,850
8. Miami: $43,640
9. Atlanta: $40,090
10. Boston: $43,290
11. San Francisco: $57,690
12. Detroit: $46,320
13. Riverside: $50,000
14. Phoenix: $37,710
15. Seattle: $41,640
16. Minneapolis: $58,120
17. San Diego: $50,740
18. St. Louis: $39,400
19. Tampa: $42,040
20. Baltimore: $47,960

  • All statistics calculated by the US Department of Labor, May 2010.
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