Overall employment of social workers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will vary by specialization.

Occupational Outlook Handbook, Social Workers

Social Workers Median Annual Wages, May 2020

  • Social workers $51,760
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social servicespecialists $47,500
  • Total, all occupations $41,950

Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy.
Source: Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics , US Bureau of Labor Statistics