Highest Paying Industries for Social Workers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Health and Personal Care Stores35.4573740
Federal Executive Branch34.6272020
Federal government, including the US Postal Service34.6272020
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers33.1368920
Retail Trade32.3567280
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services30.1462690
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned29.7461860
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)29.5561460
Insurance Carriers29.4761290
Educational Services, Local government owned29.2760890
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)29.0760470
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities28.6759640
Finance and Insurance28.6759630
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned28.6659610
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)28.5859440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned28.3558960
Offices of Other Health Practitioners28.2358710
Specialty hospitals, State government owned28.1758600
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)28.1758590
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)28.1658580
Home Health Care Services27.7957810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned27.7557730
Hospitals, Privately owned27.7557720
Hospitals, State government owned27.7457700
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned27.7157640
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)27.6757560
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned27.6157430
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services27.4857160
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned27.1856530
Hospitals, Local government owned27.0356230
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities27.0156180
Other Insurance Related Activities27.0156180
Real Estate26.5955310
Local government, including schools and hospitals26.5255150
Educational Support Services, Privately owned26.0654210
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing26.0154100
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned25.7753600
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)25.6653370
Office Administrative Services25.6153260
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service25.6153260
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)25.553030
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services25.4752980
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals25.4452920
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.3252660
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned25.352630
Legal Services25.2252460
Educational Services, Privately owned25.0552100
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)24.9651910
Offices of Physicians24.951800
Employment Services24.8851740
Educational Services, State government owned24.8351640
Federal, State, and Local Government24.8251620
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service24.8251620
Educational Support Services, Local government owned24.7551480
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services24.7451450
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services24.7451450
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned24.6951360
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services24.5751110
Ambulatory Health Care Services24.350540
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned24.2750480
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services24.250350
Administrative and Support Services24.250350
Other Information Services23.9449790
Religious Organizations23.9249760
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists23.8749650
Scientific Research and Development Services23.749290
All industries23.6349150
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned23.5248930
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners23.3148490
State government, including schools and hospitals23.1448130
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)23.0447930
Junior colleges, State government owned22.7547320
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals22.6647140
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned22.5446880
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)22.3946580
All industries, private ownership only22.2846350
Personal and Laundry Services22.2546270
Rental and Leasing Services22.246180
Consumer Goods Rental22.246180
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)21.7945330
Management of Companies and Enterprises21.7145150
Outpatient Care Centers21.5644850
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned21.3744450
Grantmaking and Giving Services21.2244130
Social Advocacy Organizations21.1644010
Activities Related to Real Estate21.1443980
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories21.0543780
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities20.9743630
Information20.9743610
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly20.7943240
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)20.7843220
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations20.7743200
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)20.6442930
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations20.3342280
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities20.2442100
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers20.2342070
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities19.841180
Individual and Family Services19.7841140
Vocational Rehabilitation Services19.5940750
Social Assistance19.440350
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities19.0139540
Other Residential Care Facilities18.738900
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)18.6238720
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities18.6138710
Civic and Social Organizations18.4738420
Junior colleges, Local government owned18.1637780
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services17.7536920
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries16.8835100
Child Day Care Services16.8535040
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation16.7434810
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries16.734740
Facilities Support Services16.6434610
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers12.0525060

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