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Healthcare Social Workers in Delaware

Is Delaware a good place for you to work as a Healthcare Social Worker?

14.8% Jobs Projection
$55,510 Median Salary
70 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Healthcare Social Workers in Delaware are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Healthcare Social Workers in Delaware is growing faster than average.

  • Healthcare Social Workers in Delaware earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Healthcare Social Workers Work in Delaware?

550 people worked as Healthcare Social Workers in 2018 in this state.

There were 540 Healthcare Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 1,940 Healthcare Social Workers working in it, which means Delaware has fewer Healthcare Social Workers than average.


Job Projections for Delaware

Jobs for Healthcare Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 14.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 20.1%.


Delaware Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 70 annual job openings, and 620 total jobs in 2026 for Healthcare Social Workers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 22,900 annual jobs and 212,000 total jobs in 2026.

What do Healthcare Social Workers Make in Delaware?

In 2018 wages for Healthcare Social Workers ranged from $37,220 to $76,700 with $55,510 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.9 to $36.88. The median hourly rate was $26.69.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $26.62 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.07.

The median salary in Delaware is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Delaware Metros for Healthcare Social Workers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Healthcare Social Workers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,610 $55,720
Salisbury, MD-DE 210 $52,580
Dover, DE 120 $50,780

Top States for Healthcare Social Workers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Healthcare Social Workers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 18,600 $73,970
New York 13,290 $60,910
Florida 10,660 $49,280
Massachusetts 10,040 $61,460
Texas 9,830 $57,190
Pennsylvania 7,560 $52,630
Ohio 7,120 $53,530
Illinois 5,750 $50,880
Missouri 5,680 $43,600
Michigan 5,400 $55,720
Indiana 5,320 $49,300
Maryland 5,090 $56,510
Washington 3,900 $59,920
Minnesota 3,850 $58,220
Virginia 3,720 $55,580
Georgia 3,550 $52,660
North Carolina 3,340 $53,600
Wisconsin 3,330 $52,410
Tennessee 3,260 $50,020
Colorado 3,130 $50,500

Below are the states where Healthcare Social Workers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $73,970
Alaska $72,070
District of Columbia $71,220
Connecticut $71,120
Nevada $70,200
Oregon $69,720
Hawaii $64,710
New Hampshire $64,560
New Jersey $62,900
Utah $62,050

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