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Social Work Salaries in New York - NY

The average social worker salary in New York varies depending upon the type of social work you practice, according to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  Family, child and school social workers in New York make about $50,830 per year; medical or public health social workers make $53,230 annually; mental health or substance abuse social workers make approximately $48,910 per year; and all other types of social workers in New York make an average yearly wage of $52,340.

Some areas in New York have higher concentrations of one type of social worker than other areas. Employing 14,680 social workers in the “all others” category, New York has the fifth highest employment concentration of any state. The Elmira area employs 170 mental health/substance abuse social workers, giving it the status of fifth highest metropolitan area employment concentration for that classification. Parts of New York offer social workers higher salaries than others. The Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown metropolitan area pays child/ family/school social workers who work there $61,780, which makes it the fifth-highest paying metropolitan area for this classification. When looking at current openings in social work, indeed.com has provided the following salary figures for some of New York’s largest metropolitan areas:

New York:  $85,000
Buffalo:  $55,000
Rochester:  $53,000
Yonkers:  $85,000
Syracuse:  $60,000

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