Mental health and substance abuse social workers

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Total Workforce

12.1k

Average Age

46.2

Average Salary

$53,624

Average Male Salary

$51,939

Average Female Salary

$54,050

About

Mental health and substance abuse social workers are most often employed by the Outpatient care centers industry. The average yearly wage for Mental health and substance abuse social workers was $53,624 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Mental health and substance abuse social workers by wage are Supervisors of transportation & material moving workers, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, and Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Mental health and substance abuse social workers are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Mental health and substance abuse social workers are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Mental health and substance abuse social workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Outpatient care centers is the industry that employs the most Mental health and substance abuse social workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Mental health and substance abuse social workers, by average wage, is Offices of physicians. Mental health and substance abuse social workers are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$53,624

AVERAGE SALARY

± $7,176

In 2018, Mental health and substance abuse social workers earned an average of $53,624, $264 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics make somewhat more than Mental health and substance abuse social workers while Supervisors of transportation & material moving workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Mental health and substance abuse social workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.268

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Mental health and substance abuse social workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.268, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Mental health and substance abuse 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 Mental health and substance abuse social workers.

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Spatial Concentration

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

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Mental health and substance abuse social workers, by number of employees, are Outpatient care centers, Individual & family services, and Administration of human resource programs.

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Industries by Share

12.1k

2018 Workforce

± 2,701

This graphic shows the share of Mental health and substance abuse social workers employed by various industries. Outpatient care centers employs the largest share of Mental health and substance abuse social workers at  42.3%, followed by Individual & family services with 13.3% and Administration of human resource programs with 9.16%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Mental health and substance abuse social workers in the US. The average age of male Mental health and substance abuse social workers in the workforce is 43.2 and of female Mental health and substance abuse social workers is 46.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Mental health and substance abuse social workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

2.44k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 1,214

9.66k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,413

79.8% of Mental health and substance abuse social workers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Mental health and substance abuse social workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Mental health and substance abuse social workers

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. White (Hispanic)

  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

77.7% of Mental health and substance abuse social workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.53% of Mental health and substance abuse social workers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Mental health and substance abuse social workers.

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Age by Gender

43.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 6.5

46.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.43

The median age of Mental health and substance abuse social workers is 46.2, and Male employees are generally 3.75 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

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