Social Work Salaries in North Carolina - NC

As with any career, annual salaries can vary. The social worker salary in North Carolina is no different. Each city around the state will vary in terms of salaries paid to professionals in this field. Along with your location, another factor is your employer. Social work is often a government-funded job, which may offer less pay but have other perks that a private employer might not offer. You may find working in a government program more secure than the private sector. You may also have holidays off. These perks are worth considering when seeking out employers.

Another consideration is where to look for work. Local hospitals such as Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Forsyth Medical Center, Rutherford Hospital, and Pitt County Memorial are good places to start. Other settings include schools, universities, government offices of human resources, Veterans Administration, Department of Social Security, North Carolina Council on Aging, and local counseling centers. One other good resource is the North Carolina chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, which can offer you direction and support (http://www.naswnc.org/).

Here are a few mid range salary expectations in North Carolina according to salary.com:

  • Gastonia- $50,000
  • Fayetteville- $46,000
  • Raleigh- $51,000
  • Winston- $49,900
  • Ashville- $46,800
    Highpoint- $49,300
  • Greensboro- $49,600
  • Wilmington- $47,700
  • Salisbury- $49,400
  • Charlotte- $51,300

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