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27.3% Jobs Projection
$60,910 Median Salary
2,010 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Healthcare Social Workers Work in New York?

In 2018, there were 13,290 Healthcare Social Workers working in the state.

There were 12,620 Healthcare Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 670 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Healthcare Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 27.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 20.1%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 2,010 annual Healthcare Social Workers job openings in New York, and 18,190 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 New York?

In 2018 wages for Healthcare Social Workers ranged from $37,890 to $90,400 with $60,910 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.22 to $43.46. The median hourly rate was $29.28.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $28.62 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.66.

The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New York 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 11,790 $65,300
Rochester, NY 770 $57,160
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 630 $53,640
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 590 $54,160
Syracuse, NY 280 $49,310
Binghamton, NY 180 $51,440
Kingston, NY 90 $55,540
Glens Falls, NY 90 $44,360
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 80 $51,590
Ithaca, NY 70 $48,540
Elmira, NY 50 $51,740

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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