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Healthcare Social Workers in Minnesota

Considering a career as a Healthcare Social Worker in Minnesota?

12.4% Jobs Projection
$58,220 Median Salary
390 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Healthcare Social Workers Work in Minnesota?

There were approximately 3,850 workers employed as Healthcare Social Workers in this state in 2018.

There were 3,720 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 Minnesota has more Healthcare Social Workers than average.


Job Projections for Minnesota

Jobs for Healthcare Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 12.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 20.1%.


Minnesota Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 390 annual Healthcare Social Workers job openings in Minnesota, and 3,720 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 Minnesota?

In 2018 wages for Healthcare Social Workers ranged from $40,290 to $79,180 with $58,220 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.37 to $38.07. The median hourly rate was $27.99.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $28.1 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.11.

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


Top Minnesota 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
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,550 $60,710
Rochester, MN 320 $53,290
Duluth, MN-WI 190 $47,690
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 140 $54,250
St. Cloud, MN 140 $58,620
Fargo, ND-MN 130 $48,440
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 70 $49,230
Grand Forks, ND-MN 50 $55,840

Top States for Healthcare Social Workers Employment

View the list below to see 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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