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
Federal executive branches
General medical and surgical hospitals

Top paying industries

Federal executive branch
Insurance carriers
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
General medical and surgical hospitals
Specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals

Career Services
Making satisfying career choices involves self-assessment, information gathering, and decision-making. The Career Services staff offers individual career counseling, workshops, and services designed to help you with career development needs. The staff can provide you with information about a wide variety of occupations, help you explore employment opportunities, and assist you with your job search. Visit Career Services to learn more.