Social workers are most often employed by the Individual & family services industry. The average yearly wage for Social workers was $46,285 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Social workers by wage are Eligibility interviewers, government programs, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, and Maintenance & repair workers, general.
Social workers are part of the Community & Social Service Occupations, along with Counselors, Social workers, Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists, Social & human service assistants, Miscellaneous community & social service specialists, including health educators & community health workers, Clergy, Directors, religious activities & education, and Religious workers, all other
The top 3 locations that employ the most Social workers are Philadelphia City (North) PUMA, PA, Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA, and Canarsie & Flatlands PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Social workers are Philadelphia City (North) PUMA, PA, Columbus, Bladen & Robeson (East) Counties PUMA, NC, and Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA.