Training Requirements for Healthcare Social Workers

Healthcare social workers need a master's degree.

Degrees for Healthcare social workers
Percent
Less than High School 1.2
High School 5.7
Some College 9.2
Associates Degree 6.2
Bachelors Degree 40.6
Masters Degree 35.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.9

Employment Outlook for Healthcare Social Workers

This represents about 160,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 30,000 more healthcare social workers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 69,000 more.

Typical Income for Healthcare Social Workers

Hourly Income

On average,healthcare social workers make $26.69 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Healthcare social workers $15.74 $20.01 $25.85 $31.66 $38.47
Community and social service occupations $12.10 $15.59 $20.67 $28.02 $36.65
Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists $12.18 $15.63 $20.68 $28.02 $36.61
Social workers $13.84 $17.25 $22.54 $29.62 $37.75
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, healthcare social workers make $55,510 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Healthcare social workers $32,750 $41,620 $53,760 $65,860 $80,020
Community and social service occupations $25,170 $32,420 $42,990 $58,280 $76,220
Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists $25,340 $32,520 $43,020 $58,290 $76,150
Social workers $28,800 $35,870 $46,890 $61,600 $78,510
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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