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Healthcare Social Workers in Michigan

Is Michigan a good place for you to work as a Healthcare Social Worker?

18.6% Jobs Projection
$55,720 Median Salary
800 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Healthcare Social Workers in Michigan are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Healthcare Social Workers in Michigan is growing faster than average.

  • Healthcare Social Workers in Michigan earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Healthcare Social Workers Work in Michigan?

5,400 people worked as Healthcare Social Workers in 2018 in this state.

There were 5,270 Healthcare Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 130 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 1,940 Healthcare Social Workers working in it, which means Michigan has more Healthcare Social Workers than average.


Job Projections for Michigan

Jobs for Healthcare Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 18.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 20.1%.


Michigan Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 800 annual Healthcare Social Workers job openings in Michigan, and 7,450 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 22,900 annual jobs and 212,000 total jobs in 2026.

What do Healthcare Social Workers Make in Michigan?

In 2018 wages for Healthcare Social Workers ranged from $37,210 to $77,160 with $55,720 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.89 to $37.09. The median hourly rate was $26.79.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $26.48 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.31.

The median salary in Michigan is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Michigan Metros for Healthcare Social Workers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Healthcare Social Workers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 2,160 $57,230
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 710 $54,600
Ann Arbor, MI 380 $59,950
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 300 $45,250
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 270 $62,220
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 210 $54,670
Battle Creek, MI 130 $55,130
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 100 $54,650
Muskegon, MI 100 $55,270
Jackson, MI 80 $56,460
Bay City, MI 70 $49,010
Midland, MI 50 $51,780
Saginaw, MI 50 $48,730

Top States for Healthcare Social Workers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Healthcare Social Workers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 18,600 $73,970
New York 13,290 $60,910
Florida 10,660 $49,280
Massachusetts 10,040 $61,460
Texas 9,830 $57,190
Pennsylvania 7,560 $52,630
Ohio 7,120 $53,530
Illinois 5,750 $50,880
Missouri 5,680 $43,600
Michigan 5,400 $55,720
Indiana 5,320 $49,300
Maryland 5,090 $56,510
Washington 3,900 $59,920
Minnesota 3,850 $58,220
Virginia 3,720 $55,580
Georgia 3,550 $52,660
North Carolina 3,340 $53,600
Wisconsin 3,330 $52,410
Tennessee 3,260 $50,020
Colorado 3,130 $50,500

Below are the states where Healthcare Social Workers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $73,970
Alaska $72,070
District of Columbia $71,220
Connecticut $71,120
Nevada $70,200
Oregon $69,720
Hawaii $64,710
New Hampshire $64,560
New Jersey $62,900
Utah $62,050

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