Abuse Counselors


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Abuse Counselors

Abuse Counselors - Wages & Trends

Wages vary by the area of specialization. Wages also vary by the social worker's level of education and responsibility.

Social workers who work full time usually receive benefits. Typical benefits include sick leave, paid vacation, and health insurance.

Child, family, and school social workers (SOC 21-1021)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $18.32 $25.42 $33.81
Yearly $38,106 $52,864 $70,324
    Champaign Area Hourly $20.08 $25.92 $31.43
Yearly $41,757 $53,919 $65,373
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $22.61 $27.71 $36.96
Yearly $47,024 $57,638 $76,880
    Cook County Hourly $19.20 $25.54 $34.94
Yearly $39,935 $53,116 $72,672
    Decatur Area Hourly $12.22 $19.20 $26.57
Yearly $25,420 $39,939 $55,261
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $20.70 $26.58 $34.10
Yearly $43,061 $55,296 $70,930
    Du Page County Hourly $18.09 $25.38 $35.35
Yearly $37,631 $52,790 $73,521
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $17.33 $22.61 $31.01
Yearly $36,043 $47,025 $64,491
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $23.91 $26.90 $34.84
Yearly $49,737 $55,962 $72,459
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $16.26 $25.54 $34.21
Yearly $33,815 $53,125 $71,161
    Lake County Hourly $19.62 $26.54 $36.08
Yearly $40,809 $55,212 $75,054
    McHenry County Hourly $16.76 $19.21 $27.50
Yearly $34,863 $39,959 $57,190
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $17.44 $25.53 $33.87
Yearly $36,274 $53,110 $70,450
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $16.43 $25.53 $33.48
Yearly $34,170 $53,107 $69,644
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $15.56 $19.66 $25.53
Yearly $32,360 $40,898 $53,108
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $16.01 $19.72 $25.53
Yearly $33,297 $41,027 $53,105
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $16.72 $19.34 $34.00
Yearly $34,785 $40,225 $70,730
    Rockford Area Hourly $15.58 $20.83 $30.47
Yearly $32,396 $43,335 $63,375
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $22.56 $28.33 $38.47
Yearly $46,926 $58,935 $80,010
    Springfield Area Hourly $21.91 $26.37 $34.34
Yearly $45,572 $54,850 $71,421
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $20.13 $27.14 $40.78
Yearly $41,872 $56,451 $84,822
    Vermilion County Hourly $18.59 $26.89 $36.97
Yearly $38,676 $55,923 $76,892
    Will County Hourly $16.00 $25.54 $35.18
Yearly $33,276 $53,119 $73,178
United States Hourly $17.94 $22.78 $29.13
Yearly $37,320 $47,390 $60,600

Healthcare social workers (SOC 21-1022)

Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $19.85 $25.78 $32.38
Yearly $41,297 $53,620 $67,341
    Champaign Area Hourly $21.58 $25.02 $29.87
Yearly $44,884 $52,042 $62,134
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $15.32 $18.22 $33.17
Yearly $31,872 $37,892 $69,001
    Cook County Hourly $19.57 $25.34 $32.67
Yearly $40,696 $52,706 $67,961
    Decatur Area Hourly $24.26 $27.02 $29.61
Yearly $50,462 $56,200 $61,585
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $19.42 $25.79 $29.20
Yearly $40,385 $53,633 $60,726
    Du Page County Hourly $20.51 $25.52 $33.92
Yearly $42,670 $53,072 $70,555
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $14.90 $21.72 $28.75
Yearly $30,993 $45,168 $59,803
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $13.30 $14.73 $30.82
Yearly $27,668 $30,633 $64,109
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $25.88 $28.77 $32.90
Yearly $53,836 $59,841 $68,425
    Lake County Hourly $21.17 $28.14 $35.34
Yearly $44,043 $58,524 $73,508
    McHenry County Hourly $25.50 $32.54 $37.10
Yearly $53,034 $67,687 $77,162
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $20.87 $24.49 $28.26
Yearly $43,410 $50,939 $58,780
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $18.53 $25.64 $33.93
Yearly $38,549 $53,321 $70,574
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $23.47 $27.94 $33.03
Yearly $48,826 $58,125 $68,698
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $21.59 $28.70 $36.96
Yearly $44,901 $59,693 $76,885
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $18.83 $24.41 $31.76
Yearly $39,160 $50,762 $66,051
    Rockford Area Hourly $19.47 $24.46 $30.08
Yearly $40,506 $50,876 $62,559
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $16.47 $20.06 $25.71
Yearly $34,252 $41,735 $53,487
    Springfield Area Hourly $19.55 $25.07 $31.24
Yearly $40,670 $52,154 $64,979
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $22.71 $26.93 $30.11
Yearly $47,230 $56,024 $62,632
    Vermilion County Hourly $15.80 $18.36 $21.55
Yearly $32,860 $38,197 $44,822
    Will County Hourly $21.83 $28.70 $34.49
Yearly $45,416 $59,696 $71,731
United States Hourly $21.25 $27.29 $34.14
Yearly $44,200 $56,750 $71,000

Mental health and substance abuse social workers (SOC 21-1023)

Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $15.94 $21.28 $28.33
Yearly $33,153 $44,260 $58,922
    Champaign Area Hourly $17.51 $20.86 $25.75
Yearly $36,412 $43,398 $53,561
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $11.27 $13.02 $15.16
Yearly $23,452 $27,083 $31,526
    Cook County Hourly $17.03 $21.46 $29.29
Yearly $35,420 $44,641 $60,925
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $13.98 $18.39 $27.80
Yearly $29,081 $38,258 $57,820
    Du Page County Hourly $23.74 $26.81 $29.11
Yearly $49,380 $55,767 $60,554
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $13.83 $16.56 $19.07
Yearly $28,777 $34,455 $39,665
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $12.67 $14.64 $17.91
Yearly $26,349 $30,441 $37,261
    Lake County Hourly $17.76 $25.18 $28.16
Yearly $36,947 $52,380 $58,569
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $10.52 $11.44 $13.28
Yearly $21,883 $23,787 $27,630
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $14.27 $17.45 $22.17
Yearly $29,690 $36,297 $46,120
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $10.80 $12.00 $16.81
Yearly $22,473 $24,968 $34,967
    Rockford Area Hourly $13.41 $16.10 $21.24
Yearly $27,892 $33,489 $44,177
    Springfield Area Hourly $18.97 $25.23 $36.35
Yearly $39,467 $52,484 $75,612
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $25.35 $27.73 $30.12
Yearly $52,722 $57,685 $62,640
    Will County Hourly $16.41 $20.28 $23.40
Yearly $34,133 $42,179 $48,667
United States Hourly $17.21 $22.43 $29.78
Yearly $35,790 $46,650 $61,930

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.