By Dominique Tolen
Nature of the job...what do they do?
How do you become one?
The annual wage for social workers was $44,200. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $27,450, and the top 10 percent earned more than $72,980. The median annual wages for social workers in May 2012 were as follows. . . .
- $54,560 for all other social workers
- $49,830 for healthcare social workers
- $41,530 for child, family, and school social workers
- $39,980 for mental health and substance abuse social workers