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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            MSHUS- Organizational and Social Services
            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor?s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
            • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
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            MSW - Social Work

            Capella combines outstanding academics with a supportive faculty and staff in a program designed for working adults.

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            Master of Social Work
            • Ranked 33rd among the Best Grad Schools for Social Work in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • Founded in 1904 as the nation’s first institute of higher learning to offer training for clinical social workers.
            • Provides a rigorous education, including a nationally accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) Program and PhD in Social Work.  
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            • Provides an exclusive Ashford Mobile app to keep students connected to the online classroom on the go.
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            MA Human Services: Military Resilience
            • Ranked among top Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
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            • Stands as the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation with 100,000+ students.
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