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Best States For A Licensed Social Worker

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Job opportunities vary from state to state, and Community and Social Services careers are no different.

Because we know how difficult it can be to know which states are the best when it comes to Licensed Social Worker jobs, we decided to crunch some numbers to bring you the best states for Licensed Social Workers.

Our research shows that Nevada is the best state in the country for Licensed Social Workers.

The most common schools for Licensed Social Workers are Fordham University, New York University, and Adelphi University, and the most common majors are Social Work and Mental Health Counseling.

We figured that the best places for Licensed Social Worker jobs has three things everyone would agree on.

There would be high annual wages, good career prospects (no matter what phase of the career you are in), and a lot of job opportunities.

Fresenius Medical Care North America and Seraaj Family Homes Inc. have current job openings that you can apply to using Zippia's job search tools.

The 10 Best States In America For Licensed Social Workers in 2020

  1. Nevada
  2. Idaho
  3. Alaska
  4. Utah
  5. Wyoming
  6. Washington
  7. Oregon
  8. California
  9. Minnesota
  10. Michigan
  • (116 jobs)
  • (74 jobs)
  • (37 jobs)
  • (77 jobs)
  • (16 jobs)
  • (259 jobs)
  • (94 jobs)
  • (1,290 jobs)
  • (191 jobs)
  • (480 jobs)

We found that Nevada is the best state for Licensed Social Workers, and Nevada is also high in terms of median salary.

Our calculations are based on higher annual income for Licensed Social Worker jobs, and having plenty of job openings as well.

Some of the companies that are hiring for Licensed Social Workers include Fresenius Medical Care North America and Seraaj Family Homes Inc..

Below is the list of best cities for Licensed Social Worker jobs ranked from 1 to 50.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Licensed Social Workers In 2020

1. Nevada

Total Licensed Social Worker Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
116 $82,281 $49,000 $137,000 1.76
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Licensed Social Worker Jobs in Nevada

2. Idaho

Total Licensed Social Worker Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
74 $69,064 $47,000 $101,000 2.06
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Licensed Social Worker Jobs in Idaho

3. Alaska

Total Licensed Social Worker Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
37 $71,111 $54,000 $92,000 2.2
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Licensed Social Worker Jobs in Alaska

4. Utah

Total Licensed Social Worker Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
77 $78,427 $50,000 $121,000 0.84
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Licensed Social Worker Jobs in Utah

5. Wyoming

Total Licensed Social Worker Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
16 $71,317 $46,000 $108,000 1
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Licensed Social Worker Jobs in Wyoming

6. Washington

Total Licensed Social Worker Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
259 $73,001 $50,000 $105,000 0.96
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Licensed Social Worker Jobs in Washington

7. Oregon

Total Licensed Social Worker Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
94 $84,767 $58,000 $123,000 0.79
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Licensed Social Worker Jobs in Oregon

8. California

Total Licensed Social Worker Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,290 $77,912 $45,000 $133,000 1.08
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Licensed Social Worker Jobs in California

9. Minnesota

Total Licensed Social Worker Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
191 $70,646 $43,000 $114,000 0.91
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Licensed Social Worker Jobs in Minnesota

10. Michigan

Total Licensed Social Worker Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
480 $62,331 $37,000 $103,000 1.96
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Licensed Social Worker Jobs in Michigan

How We Determined The Best States To Be A Licensed Social Worker

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Detailed List Of The Best States For A Licensed Social Worker

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