Become a Social Worker in Hawaii

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Disclaimer: Due to the rapidly changing nature of social work regulations, for the most up-to-date information on becoming a social worker in Hawaii, contact the Hawaii Social Work Licensing Board.

Hawaii law recognizes three classes of social workers: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and Baccalaureate Social Worker (BSW). The requirements are as follows:


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In order to become a licensed social work practitioner in Hawaii, you will need to complete prerequisite coursework, examination requirements, and, in some cases, supervised work requirements. Also, certain levels of social work in Hawaii can only be reached after earning a Master of Social Work. We are committed to keeping updated information on Hawaii social work licensure policies available to you.

Disclaimer: There may be additional methods of certification that have not been covered here. Please contact your state social work licensing department for more information.

Hawaii Social Work Salary

Hawaii Social Work Salary
Hawaii Social Work Career Average Social Worker Salary
Child, Family and School Social Workers $53,090
Medical and Public Health Social Workers $59,280
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers $53,180
All Other Social Workers $69,870
Salary Increase from BSW to MSW +$9,000
Disclaimer: Social Worker Salary information is taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Information about social worker salaries in Hawaii is subject to change. Please confirm salary information with your state before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 03/30/2016.

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