Social Work Salaries in Florida - FL

As stated by the U.S. Government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment is expected to grow faster than average for social workers from 2008 through 2018. This is partly due to the growing elderly population, as baby boomers age, which has a direct impact on Florida, where many senior citizens reside. It stands to reason that Florida can expect to see a huge increase in the number of available social worker jobs in the years to come.

Positions for social workers are available across Florida in places including Panama City, Tallahassee, Gainesville, Kissimmee, Palm Beach County, and Broward County. The average social worker salary in Florida, for a regular, licensed social worker, regardless of specialization, according to the BLS, is $46,650. Broken down by specialty, a child, family or school social worker in Florida makes about $40,500 annually; a medical and public health social worker salary in Florida is about $45,120; and mental health and substance abuse social workers within the state earn approximately $35,660 annually. Taking a look at current job postings in Florida for social workers, it’s clear that salary depends upon where you live:

Jacksonville:  $61,000
Miami:  $65,000
Tampa:  $61,000
St. Petersburg:  $61,000
Orlando:  $60,000

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