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Healthcare Social Workers in West Virginia

Is West Virginia a good place for you to work as a Healthcare Social Worker?

16.7% Jobs Projection
$49,650 Median Salary
110 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Healthcare Social Workers Work in West Virginia?

In West Virginia, there were 650 people working as Healthcare Social Workers in the year 2018.

There were 690 Healthcare Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for West Virginia

Jobs for Healthcare Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 16.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 20.1%.


West Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 110 annual job openings, and 980 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 West Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Healthcare Social Workers ranged from $28,400 to $67,300 with $49,650 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.66 to $32.36. The median hourly rate was $23.87.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $23.52 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.35.

The median salary in West Virginia is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top West Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,710 $60,850
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 170 $53,570
Charleston, WV 130 $49,970
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 100 $52,290
Cumberland, MD-WV 80 $53,610
Morgantown, WV 80 $51,150
Winchester, VA-WV 70 $50,320
Wheeling, WV-OH 60 $48,560
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV 50 $57,350
Beckley, WV 40 $44,880

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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