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Fast Facts for Mental Health And Substance Abuse Social Workers in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Santa Cruz, Vallejo and Redding
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Santa Ana, Fresno and Oakland
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Diego, San Francisco and Riverside

Salaries for Mental Health And Substance Abuse Social Workers in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Vallejo, Oxnard and Fresno

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More California Substance Abuse Social Worker Training Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Santa Maria
Associate
13,176
San Diego
Doctorate
3,704
Los Angeles
Masters
223
Sacramento
Associate
33,821
Culver City
Masters
676
Santa Barbara
Doctorate
347
Azusa
Doctorate
8,084
Bakersfield
Associate
17,405
Scotts Valley
Masters
537
La Mirada
Doctorate & First Professional
5,830
Oroville
Associate
12,228
Aptos
Associate
15,114
Riverside
Masters
3,775
San Luis Obispo
Masters
19,777
Pomona
Masters
21,477
Bakersfield
Masters
7,700
Camarillo
Masters
3,599
Chico
Masters
17,034
Carson
Masters
12,082
Hayward
Masters
13,124
Fresno
Doctorate
22,383
Fullerton
Doctorate
37,130
Long Beach
Doctorate
36,868
Los Angeles
Doctorate
21,051
Seaside
Masters
4,080
Northridge
Doctorate
35,446
Sacramento
Doctorate
28,829
San Bernardino
Doctorate
17,066
San Marcos
Masters
9,159
Turlock
Doctorate
8,836
Redwood City
Associate
5,764
Norwalk
Associate
22,273
Rancho Cucamonga
Associate
18,736
Orange
Doctorate
6,022
Orange
Masters
6,328
Los Angeles
Masters
368
San Francisco
Associate
46,411
Claremont
Doctorate
2,127
Claremont
Bachelor
1,135
Fountain Valley
Associate
9,316
Alameda
Associate
5,979
San Mateo
Associate
10,516
Santa Clarita
Associate
17,499
Palm Desert
Associate
8,597
Eureka
Associate
6,025
Weed
Associate
2,782
Irvine
Masters
2,392
San Pablo
Associate
7,147
Joshua Tree
Associate
1,673
Yucaipa
Associate
5,382
San Luis Obispo
Associate
10,920
Cypress
Associate
13,592
Pleasant Hill
Associate
19,768
San Rafael
Masters
2,125
Monterey Park
Associate
28,889
Torrance
Associate
24,895
Compton
Associate
3,641
San Jose
Associate
8,707
Folsom
Associate
8,193
Los Altos Hills
Associate
18,132
Fresno
Associate
21,624
Fresno
Masters
2,391
Fullerton
Associate
20,719
Glendale
Associate
16,827
Huntington Beach
Associate
13,354
Salinas
Associate
9,890
Claremont
Bachelor
735
Oakland
Masters
1,114
Fullerton
Masters
974
Arcata
Masters
7,773
Imperial
Associate
8,682
Irvine
Associate
9,805
Pleasant Hill
Doctorate
1,565
South Lake Tahoe
Associate
2,576
Livermore
Associate
8,024
Susanville
Associate
1,829
Loma Linda
Doctorate & First Professional
4,022
Long Beach
Associate
25,536
Los Angeles
Associate
17,204
Sylmar
Associate
8,493
Woodland Hills
Associate
19,526
Los Angeles
Associate
6,095
Valley Glen
Associate
17,264
Pittsburg
Associate
8,360
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
8,977
Ukiah
Associate
4,347
Merced
Associate
10,890
Oakland
Associate
6,944
Oakland
Doctorate
1,446
Oceanside
Associate
10,682
Santa Clara
Associate
8,832
Modesto
Associate
18,546
Monterey
Associate
9,238
San Jacinto
Associate
14,197
Los Angeles
Doctorate
2,366
Walnut
Associate
29,842
La Jolla
Masters
26,363
Belmont
Masters
1,491
Los Angeles
Masters
1,877
Costa Mesa
Associate
24,424
Oxnard
Associate
6,803
Redwood City
Doctorate
427
Angwin
Masters
1,363
Blythe
Associate
3,831
San Marcos
Associate
27,222
Malibu
Doctorate & First Professional
7,582
Chatsworth
Doctorate
373
Claremont
Bachelor
999
San Diego
Masters
3,480
Claremont
Bachelor
1,547
Porterville
Associate
3,773
Whittier
Associate
21,041
Sacramento
Associate
24,596
Mission Viejo
Associate
18,371
Moraga
Doctorate
3,801
San Bernardino
Associate
12,839
El Cajon
Bachelor
489
San Diego
Associate
17,013
San Diego
Associate
21,437
San Diego
Associate
10,650
San Diego
Doctorate
35,695
Calexico
Masters
885
San Francisco
Doctorate
30,125
Stockton
Associate
18,668
San Jose
Associate
9,805
San Jose
Masters
31,906
Santa Ana
Associate
33,514
Santa Barbara
Associate
21,632
Santa Clara
Doctorate & First Professional
8,685
Santa Rosa
Associate
25,626
Orange
Associate
14,085
San Francisco
Doctorate
488
Claremont
Bachelor
920
Rocklin
Associate
18,859
Redding
Masters
1,076
San Bruno
Associate
8,359
Fairfield
Associate
11,163
Rohnert Park
Masters
8,770
Stanford
Doctorate & First Professional
19,782
Berkeley
Doctorate & First Professional
34,940
Davis
Doctorate & First Professional
29,796
Irvine
Doctorate & First Professional
26,483
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
37,476
Merced
Doctorate
1,871
Riverside
Doctorate
17,187
La Jolla
Doctorate & First Professional
27,020
Santa Barbara
Doctorate
21,410
Santa Cruz
Doctorate
15,825
La Verne
Doctorate & First Professional
7,370
San Diego
Doctorate
7,504
San Francisco
Doctorate & First Professional
8,714
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
33,408
Stockton
Doctorate
6,235
Costa Mesa
Masters
2,254
Coalinga
Associate
2,833
Lemoore
Associate
3,833
Culver City
Associate
9,975
Saratoga
Associate
11,210
Santa Barbara
Bachelor
1,337
Whittier
Masters & First Professional
1,985
Rocklin
Bachelor
515
Marysville
Associate
9,904

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Mental Health And Substance Abuse Social Workers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Mental Health And Substance Abuse Social Workers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Mental Health And Substance Abuse Social Workers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 400 $
Chico 40 $42,650
El Centro 80 $27,600
Fresno 440 $50,370
Hanford-Corcoran 90 $60,580
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 630 $46,680
Salinas 50 $62,250
San Diego-Carlsbad 890 $51,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 4370 $
Madera 60 $64,250
Merced N/A $58,440
Modesto 50 $57,850
Napa 170 $68,820
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura 160 $47,340
Redding 90 $51,930
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 1010 $58,750
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 2010 $62,820
Stockton-Lodi 270 $43,460
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 740 $54,480
Vallejo-Fairfield 350 $59,500
Visalia-Porterville 110 $46,050
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande 70 $79,780
Santa Cruz-Watsonville 240 $60,150
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara 60 $50,070
Santa Rosa 60 $58,400

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