Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers



Assess and treat individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs. Activities may include individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention, and education.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 402$30.84/hr$21.97/hr$26.29/hr$31.62/hr$36.21/hr$38.99/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services50$35.99/hr
Education and Health Services2,250$23.84/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration530$33.29/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/A$23.39/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/A$21.77/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$24.96/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$23.75/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$26.23/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$21.35/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$25.58/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 40$31.62/hr11.8%
Northwest Balance of State 50$33.14/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 70$23.90/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 120$27.97/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 150$28.09/hr-7.2%
Central Minnesota 170$25.49/hr17.9%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 300$30.71/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 330$29.76/hr24.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,900$24.87/hr15.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,050$24.91/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,830$25.38/hr15.4%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Medical and Public Health Social Workers 3,850$28.48/hr12.4%
Marriage and Family Therapists 1,040$25.54/hr19.9%
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 3,220$41.40/hr11.9%
Rehabilitation Counselors 3,720$18.65/hr-5.2%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,150$26.60/hr9.6%
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 4,790$27.06/hr6.7%
Psychiatrists 560>$100/hr15.8%
Social and Human Service Assistants 15,000$17.05/hr8.2%
Speech-Language Pathologists 3,190$36.14/hr10.9%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Eleme 4,600$61,845.37/yr4.7%


  • Assist clients in adhering to treatment plans, such as setting up appointments, arranging for transportation to appointments, or providing support.
  • Collaborate with counselors, physicians, or nurses to plan or coordinate treatment, drawing on social work experience and patient needs.
  • Modify treatment plans according to changes in client status.
  • Modify treatment plans according to changes in client status.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and record client progress with respect to treatment goals.
  • Supervise or direct other workers who provide services to clients or patients.
  • Interview clients, review records, conduct assessments, or confer with other professionals to evaluate the mental or physical condition of clients or patients.
  • Counsel clients in individual or group sessions to assist them in dealing with substance abuse, mental or physical illness, poverty, unemployment, or physical abuse.
  • Educate clients or community members about mental or physical illness, abuse, medication, or available community resources.
  • Collaborate with counselors, physicians, or nurses to plan or coordinate treatment, drawing on social work experience and patient needs.