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Healthcare Social Workers in Washington

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

17.1% Jobs Projection
$59,920 Median Salary
460 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Healthcare Social Workers Work in Washington?

3,900 people worked as Healthcare Social Workers in 2018 in this state.

There were 3,610 Healthcare Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 290 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Healthcare Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 17.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 20.1%.


Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 460 annual job openings, and a total of 4,310 jobs for Washington 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Healthcare Social Workers ranged from $36,480 to $94,320 with $59,920 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.54 to $45.35. The median hourly rate was $28.81.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $28.26 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.55.

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


Top Washington 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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,200 $64,120
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,100 $71,060
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 320 $54,660
Yakima, WA 190 $49,030
Bellingham, WA 170 $49,380
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 160 $59,450
Kennewick-Richland, WA 70 $39,540
Longview, WA 60 $62,160
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 60 $51,480
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 60 $68,540
Wenatchee, WA 40 $59,770

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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