Highest Paying Industries for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)32.6567920
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned31.2665010
Offices of Other Health Practitioners30.9864440
Educational Services, Local government owned30.7964040
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services28.4359130
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned27.5157210
Hospitals, State government owned27.2856740
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)26.8655870
Home Health Care Services26.7355590
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services26.555110
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)25.6353320
State government, including schools and hospitals25.3352680
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.0352070
Religious Organizations24.9951980
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned24.9251820
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)24.8551680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)24.6251210
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned24.5351020
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned24.5150980
Educational Services, State government owned24.4950940
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)24.4650880
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service24.4650870
Hospitals, Privately owned24.0550010
Finance and Insurance24.0349980
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities24.0349980
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned23.9349770
Local government, including schools and hospitals23.9249760
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)23.949710
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals23.8149510
Federal, State, and Local Government23.7849460
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service23.7849460
Child Day Care Services23.7649410
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services23.7149310
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services23.7149310
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals23.749300
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)23.6649220
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned23.6349140
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned23.3448550
Offices of Physicians23.2948440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned23.2848420
Hospitals, Local government owned23.0848000
Ambulatory Health Care Services22.8147450
Educational Services, Privately owned22.7447290
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned22.4846760
All industries22.0345820
Social Advocacy Organizations21.9345610
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)21.6545030
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)21.3944480
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations21.3944480
All industries, private ownership only21.3844470
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners21.3744450
Employment Services20.9543580
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services20.943470
Administrative and Support Services20.943470
Facilities Support Services20.6242890
Outpatient Care Centers20.3742380
Individual and Family Services20.3542320
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists20.3342280
Management of Companies and Enterprises20.2642150
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers20.242020
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities20.1541910
Social Assistance20.0441680
Scientific Research and Development Services19.9641510
Grantmaking and Giving Services19.6540870
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities19.1339800
Vocational Rehabilitation Services19.1439800
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities18.9939510
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities18.8539210
Civic and Social Organizations18.7438990
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities18.7338950
Other Residential Care Facilities18.4438350
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services18.3538160
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences15.7432730
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly11.1123110

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