Clinical Social Worker Demographics and Statistics In The US
Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for clinical social workers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 292,329 clinical social workers currently employed in the United States.
- 78.3% of all clinical social workers are women, while 21.7% are men.
- The average age of an employed clinical social worker is 44 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of clinical social workers is White (58.5%), followed by Black or African American (19.9%), Hispanic or Latino (12.3%) and Unknown (5.4%).
- In 2021, women earned 101% of what men earned.
- 13% of all clinical social workers are LGBT.
- Clinical social workers are 68% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to government companies.
Clinical Social Worker Statistics By Gender
78.3% of clinical social workers are women and 21.7% of clinical social workers are men.
- Female, 78.3%
- Male, 21.7%
Clinical Social Workers By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Clinical Social Worker
Women Earn $1.01 For Every $1 Earned By Men
Clinical Social Worker Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the clinical social worker position over time.
Clinical Social Worker Gender By Year
Clinical Social Worker Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, public health worker and rehabilitation engineer have the biggest difference in gender.
|Certified Lactation Counselor||3%||97%|
|Clinical Social Worker||22%||78%|
|Public Health Worker||81%||19%|
Clinical Social Worker Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among clinical social workers is White, which makes up 58.5% of all clinical social workers. Comparatively, there are 19.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity and 12.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
- White, 58.5%
- Black or African American, 19.9%
- Hispanic or Latino, 12.3%
- Unknown, 5.4%
- Asian, 3.3%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%
Clinical Social Worker Race
|Clinical Social Worker Race||Percentages|
|Black or African American||19.9%|
|Hispanic or Latino||12.3%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.6%|
Clinical Social Worker Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among clinical social workers.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Clinical Social Worker Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Clinical Social Worker Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$62,240|
|Hispanic or Latino||$63,300|
Clinical Social Worker JOBS
Average Age of a Clinical Social Worker
We determined the average age of clinical social workers based on ethnicity and gender.
Clinical Social Worker Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||48||44.5|
|Hispanic or Latino||35||43|
Clinical Social Worker Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of clinical social worker employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of clinical social workers is 40+ years old, which represents 63% of the population.
Clinical Social Worker Age
|Clinical Social Worker Years||Percentages|
Types of Clinical Social Worker Degree Levels
The most common degree for clinical social workers is master's degree 54% of clinical social workers earn that degree. A close second is bachelor's degree with 41% and rounding it off is associate degree with 3%.
- Masters, 54%
- Bachelors, 41%
- Associate, 3%
- Doctorate, 1%
- Other Degrees, 1%
Clinical Social Workers By Education
|Clinical Social Worker Degree||Percentages|
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Clinical Social Worker Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$51,090|
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$61,718|
Clinical Social Worker Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where clinical social workers work. We found most clinical social workers work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most clinical social workers is the health care industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire clinical social workers.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Clinical Social Worker Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||6%|
|50 - 100 employees||13%|
|100 - 500 employees||28%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||10%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||28%|
|> 10,000 employees||16%|
The Types Of Companies Clinical Social Worker Work In
Employees with the clinical social worker job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most clinical social workers prefer to work at private companies over government companies.
Clinical Social Worker Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Clinical Social Workers
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ clinical social workers. Those industries include health care, professional and non profits.
Clinical Social Worker Industry Statistics
Clinical Social Worker Turnover And Employment Statistics
Clinical Social Worker Unemployment Rate Over Time
The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of clinical social workers changed.
- Unemployment rate
Clinical Social Worker Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Clinical Social Worker Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Clinical Social Worker Stay in a Job
By looking over 12,977 clinical social workers resumes, we figured out that the average clinical social worker enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 31%.
Less than one year
Clinical Social Worker Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||15%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Clinical Social Workers with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to clinical social workers.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Clinical Social Worker||12.99%||-|
|Health Service Worker||15.06%||85,892|
Clinical Social Worker LGBT Demographics
|Profession||Percentages of LGBT||Job Openings|
|Health Service Worker||15.06%||85,892|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Clinical Social Workers
The most common foreign language among clinical social workers is Spanish at 66.5%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 6.9% and Italian is the third-most popular at 3.7%.
- Spanish, 66.5%
- French, 6.9%
- Italian, 3.7%
- Mandarin, 3.0%
- Russian, 2.8%
- Other, 17.1%
Clinical Social Worker Languages Spoken
Clinical Social Worker Jobs
Recently Added Clinical Social Worker Jobs
Clinical Social Worker Heatmaps
The amount you can make as a clinical social worker can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of clinical social workers is $92,925. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.
Where Do Clinical Social Workers Earn The Most?
Clinical social workers earn the most in California, where the average clinical social worker salary is $83,803. The map here shows where clinical social workers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.
Which State Has The Most Clinical Social Workers?
By looking through more than 12,977 resumes, we found that the most popular places for clinical social workers are New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA.
Number Of Clinical Social Worker Jobs By State
Where Are Clinical Social Workers In High Demand?
Clinical social workers are in high demand in New York, NY. There are currently 154 job openings for clinical social workers here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country clinical social workers are in the most demand.