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Best states for a 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 Social Worker jobs, we decided to crunch some numbers to bring you the best states for Social Workers.

Although there are abundant Social Worker jobs in America, a large number of them are in the South.

Rhode Island is the best state in the country for Social Worker jobs, and Connecticut has the second-highest median salary in the country.

If you are currently seeking employment as a Social Worker, you can find open job positions using Zippia's search tools.

The 10 Best States in America For Social Workers in 2019

  1. Rhode Island
  2. Connecticut
  3. Hawaii
  4. Vermont
  5. New York
  6. Maine
  7. Maryland
  8. District of Columbia
  9. Nevada
  10. Louisiana
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  • (172 jobs)
  • (54 jobs)
  • (47 jobs)
  • (750 jobs)
  • (78 jobs)
  • (333 jobs)
  • (59 jobs)
  • (114 jobs)
  • (152 jobs)

In order to help Social Workers decide where to work, we compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across the metrics mentioned above.

Our data set includes average annual wages, entry and senior wages, and the number of available jobs per capita.

Here is the list of best states for Social Worker jobs.

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

The 10 Best States For Social Workers in 2019

1. Rhode Island

Total Social Worker Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
69 $55,587 $36,000 $85,000 1.83
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
Social Worker Jobs in Rhode Island

2. Connecticut

Total Social Worker Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
172 $65,569 $42,000 $101,000 1.28
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
Social Worker Jobs in Connecticut

3. Hawaii

Total Social Worker Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
54 $52,119 $33,000 $80,000 1.88
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
Social Worker Jobs in Hawaii

4. Vermont

Total Social Worker Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
47 $46,348 $30,000 $71,000 1.85
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
Social Worker Jobs in Vermont

5. New York

Total Social Worker Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
750 $50,959 $32,000 $78,000 1.35
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
Social Worker Jobs in New York

6. Maine

Total Social Worker Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
78 $45,438 $29,000 $70,000 1.85
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
Social Worker Jobs in Maine

7. Maryland

Total Social Worker Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
333 $53,908 $44,000 $65,000 1.33
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
Social Worker Jobs in Maryland

8. District of Columbia

Total Social Worker Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
59 $71,404 $56,000 $90,000 0.71
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
Social Worker Jobs in District of Columbia

9. Nevada

Total Social Worker Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
114 $45,822 $29,000 $70,000 1.51
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
Social Worker Jobs in Nevada

10. Louisiana

Total Social Worker Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
152 $45,906 $29,000 $70,000 1.43
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
Social Worker Jobs in Louisiana

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Social Worker

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed list of the best states for a Social Worker

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