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What do Social Workers make?

There is, in circulation, an article about all the good things social workers do for others : protect children and vulnerable adults; provide means for an impoverished family to have food and basic necessities; comfort the grieving; find treatment for the hurting and on and on and on. The article ends with the lines…”What do Social Workers make? Social Workers make a difference.”

While it is very true that Social Workers make a difference in the lives of so many vulnerable and disenfranchised people, what they DO NOT make is a lot of money.

Sadly, Social Workers do not make a very good income. In Alabama, depending on their household size, an entry level SW could qualify for some forms of government assistance such as food assistance. As ridiculous as that sounds, it is true.

Why do Social Workers make so little? The explanation seems…

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