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What was the average Social Services worker salary in 2014?

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for Community and Social Service Occupations in 2014 was $41,290. This varies greatly by field: Child, Family and School Social Workers earned $42,120 on average; Healthcare, $51,930; Mental Health and Substance Abuse, $42,380; all other fields, $59,100.

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The annual wage of social workers also varies geographically. The District of Columbia had the highest mean wage for Community and Social Service Occupations in 2014, followed by New Jersey, Connecticut, and California. Child, Family and School Social Workers were paid most on average in Connecticut, Healthcare Social Workers in California. The highest mean wage for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Work was in New Jersey. For all other fields of social work, the area with the highest annual mean wage was the District of Columbia.

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