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Social Work Salaries in Alabama - AL

The job outlook for social workers in Alabama between now and 2018 is very favorable. This field is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. “Jobs working with older people will grow especially fast because there will be more people who are old and need help. Jobs helping people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol will also grow quickly. Jobs in schools will grow because there will be more students with special needs,” according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Alabama is included in this projected growth.

The social worker salary in Alabama is between $28,000 and $40,000 a year. This will vary based on your employer, the number of years you have been in the industry, and where you live. Employers are found in a variety of settings. Alabama hospitals such as Huntsville Hospital, Mobile Infirmary Medical Center, Saint Vincent's Birmingham, and Dekalb Regional Medical are good places to start. If they are not directly hiring, they may be able to guide you to agencies that are. According to payscale.com salary schedules, a few examples of these agencies are:

  • US Department of Health and Human Services pays $26,988 - $39,900
  • Child and Family Service pays $30,058 - $34,973
  • The Children's Aid Society pays $30,500 - $43,909
  • Department of Human Services pays $29,964 - $38,494
  • Catholic Charities pays $25,650 - $38,235

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