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Healthcare Social Workers in Oregon

Want to work in Oregon as a Healthcare Social Worker? Read this first!

17.6% Jobs Projection
$69,720 Median Salary
200 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Healthcare Social Workers Work in Oregon?

There were approximately 1,600 workers employed as Healthcare Social Workers in this state in 2018.

There were 1,480 Healthcare Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 120 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Oregon

Jobs for Healthcare Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 17.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 20.1%.


Oregon Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 200 annual job openings, and a total of 1,870 jobs for Oregon Healthcare Social Workers in 2026.

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

What do Healthcare Social Workers Make in Oregon?

In 2018 wages for Healthcare Social Workers ranged from $46,840 to $97,870 with $69,720 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $22.52 to $47.05. The median hourly rate was $33.52.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $33.29 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.23.

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


Top Oregon 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
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,100 $71,060
Eugene, OR 150 $75,800
Salem, OR 100 $48,900
Bend-Redmond, OR 90 $67,550
Medford, OR 80 $63,100
Corvallis, OR 40 $71,610
Albany, OR 40 $68,890
Grants Pass, OR 30 $58,230

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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