Constance Brooks

The 2012 US Bureau of Labor Statistics report for social workers provides the following Ohio estimates:

  • Number of social workers employed: 58,430
  • Mean hourly wage: $26.38
  • Mean annual wage: $54,870

Annual employment and mean wage by industry

Industry                   Employment              Annual mean wage
Local governments: 18,270 employment; $58,040 annual mean wage
State governments: 6,960 employment; $44,850 annual mean wage
Individual and family services: 7,210
$40,720
Federal executive branches
11,020
$71,160
General medical and surgical hospitals
3,610
$61,490

Top paying industries

Federal executive branch
11,020
$71,160
Insurance carriers
790
$67,200
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
90
63,120
General medical and surgical hospitals
3,610
$61,490
Specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals
40
$59,800

Career Services
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