Healthcare social workers

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Total Workforce
95.3k
Average Age
44.6
Average Salary
$47,934
Average Male Salary
$48,061
Average Female Salary
$47,890

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Healthcare social workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Individual & family services is the industry that employs the most Healthcare social workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Healthcare social workers, by average wage, is Offices of physicians. Healthcare social workers are paid most in Chenango, Delaware & Broome (East) Counties PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Ross & Fayette Counties PUMA, OH.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$47,934
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,024

In 2018, Healthcare social workers earned an average of $47,934, $5,954 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians make somewhat more than Healthcare social workers while Conveyor operators & tenders, & hoist & winch operators make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Healthcare social workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.303
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Healthcare social workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.303, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Healthcare social workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Healthcare social workers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Healthcare social workers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Healthcare social workers.

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Industries by Share

95.3k
2018 Workforce
± 7,577

This graphic shows the share of Healthcare social workers employed by various industries. Individual & family services employs the largest share of Healthcare social workers at  40.8%, followed by Residential care facilities, except skilled nursing facilities with 31.7% and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 6.29%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Healthcare social workers in the US. The average age of male Healthcare social workers in the workforce is 42.9 and of female Healthcare social workers is 45.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Healthcare social workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

24.4k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,833
70.9k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,537

74.4% of Healthcare social workers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Healthcare social workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Healthcare social workers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

60.6% of Healthcare social workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 22.1% of Healthcare social workers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Healthcare social workers.

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Age by Gender

42.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.08
45.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.2

The median age of Healthcare social workers is 44.6, and Male employees are generally 2.28 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Healthcare social workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Healthcare social workers is Psychology but a relatively high number of Healthcare social workers hold a major in Public Administration and Social Service.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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