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Healthcare Social Workers in Missouri

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20.8% Jobs Projection
$43,600 Median Salary
620 Job Openings

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

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

  • Healthcare Social Workers in Missouri earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Healthcare Social Workers Work in Missouri?

There were approximately 5,680 workers employed as Healthcare Social Workers in this state in 2018.

There were 5,350 Healthcare Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 330 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Missouri

Jobs for Healthcare Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 20.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 20.1%.


Missouri Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 620 annual job openings, and 5,740 total jobs in 2026 for Healthcare Social Workers in this state.

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

What do Healthcare Social Workers Make in Missouri?

In 2018 wages for Healthcare Social Workers ranged from $28,710 to $67,150 with $43,600 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.8 to $32.29. The median hourly rate was $20.96.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $20.7 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.26.

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


Top Missouri 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
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,450 $46,360
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,580 $54,720
Springfield, MO 320 $37,780
Jefferson City, MO 260 $38,700
Columbia, MO 200 $48,650
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 170 $40,310
Joplin, MO 170 $48,950
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 140 $48,610
St. Joseph, MO-KS 40 $37,340

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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