2004 National study of Licensed Social Workers Demographic Fact Sheet – Male Social Workers*
- Most male social workers (85%) are Non-Hispanic, White; the remainder are Black/African American (8%), Hispanic/Latino (5%), or "Other" (2%).
- Eighty-six percent of male social workers hold an MSW degree, and 5 percent hold a doctoral degree.
- Twenty-five percent of male social workers have more than 16 years of practice experience.
- Men are most likely to be employed in the private not-for-profit employment sector (38%).
- Men with MSW degrees are most likely to be employed in behavioral health clinics (18%).
- Male social workers are most likely to identify mental health as their primary area of practice (42%).
- On average, male social workers remain with the same employer for nine years.
- The average salary of male social workers is $58,400. The average salary of those with an MSW degree is $60,200.
- Most male social workers (72%) plan to remain in their current job for the next two years. Seventy-four percent of those surveyed cited salary as the most important factor that would influence a job change.
- Male social workers not currently employed generally reported retirement as the top reason for not working (46%).
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