As a graduate of an MSW program in 2003, I made $16/hr ($33280/yr). I made a decision to stay in the medical/health-care field, as this industry tends to pay better than many others, like child welfare. Now, in 2008, I make $29.50/hr ($61360). Presently, I earn this at one job, as a manager in a hospice program. I've made this much (or more) the past two years, however, it required some creativity- a full time job as a clinician, plus some sideline work doing family therapy on a contract basis, or picking up 'on-call' shifts at a local hospital.