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 903$25.55/hr$16.40/hr$18.38/hr$24.10/hr$31.88/hr$37.83/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services80$36.54/hr
Education and Health Services1,560$24.37/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration850$33.65/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/A$19.60/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$25.30/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$20.99/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 30$28.77/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$20.51/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 50$31.07/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 60$24.06/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 90$24.10/hr11.8%
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 100$33.21/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 140$27.51/hr17.9%
Southwest Minnesota 150$32.88/hr-7.2%
Southeast Minnesota 200$25.46/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 200$26.44/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 360$30.38/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 390$29.82/hr24.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,440$29.39/hr15.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,610$29.17/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,490$29.00/hr15.4%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Healthcare Social Workers 4,390$28.31/hr12.4%
Marriage and Family Therapists 1,380$27.59/hr19.9%
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 2,850$41.03/hr11.9%
Rehabilitation Counselors 3,490$18.74/hr-5.2%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,430$26.84/hr9.6%
Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors 4,610$27.41/hr6.7%
Social and Human Service Assistants 12,970$17.60/hr8.2%
Speech-Language Pathologists 3,240$36.57/hr10.9%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 4,170$59,338.15/yr4.7%
Residential Advisors 2,560$18.85/hr9.7%


  • 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.