Social Work Salaries in Ohio - OH

Social workers in Ohio help individuals, groups, and families deal with a wide range of issues, ranging from emotional disturbances to difficulty finding affordable housing. Job descriptions vary depending on their field and place of employment, but all work closely with their clients to solve problems and resolve conflicts, whether at home, work, or school.  

Ohio currently has a shortage of social workers, and social work careers are expected to grow significantly over the next several years. Jobs for child, family and school social workers in Ohio are expected to grow by 19% from 2006-2016, while jobs for medical and public health social workers in Ohio are projected to grow nearly 25% over the same time period.

Social workers in Ohio make on average salary of $54,000 per year. Clinical social workers make an average of $62,000, while case managers make an average of $56,000. Salaries also depend on your location—for example, average salaries for several cities in Ohio are listed below:

  • Cleveland: $49,000
  • Cincinnati: $49,000
  • Columbus: $48,000
  • Dayton: $49,000
  • Toledo: $48,000

Your salary may also depend on whether you work at a school, for a nonprofit organization, or at a private healthcare facility like the Cleveland Clinic. Of course, the biggest factor in social work salaries in Ohio is your level of education and experience. The better your qualifications, the more money you’re likely to make.

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