Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers

Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist single parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers on how to deal with problem children.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
277,670 0.8 % $20.93 $43,540 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.52 $15.36 $19.21 $25.20 $32.38
Annual Wage (2) $26,050 $31,950 $39,960 $52,410 $67,360


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
State Government (OES Designation) 62,130 $20.86 $43,380
Individual and Family Services 61,400 $17.64 $36,690
Local Government (OES Designation) 54,950 $23.23 $48,320
Elementary and Secondary Schools 37,500 $27.24 $56,660
Other Residential Care Facilities 9,330 $17.24 $35,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Offices of Dentists (8) $41.75 $86,840
Junior Colleges 540 $27.65 $57,510
Elementary and Secondary Schools 37,500 $27.24 $56,660
Legal Services 140 $24.16 $50,260
Educational Support Services 1,630 $23.75 $49,390


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Vermont 1,450 $19.16 $39,860 4.946
West Virginia 3,380 $14.13 $29,390 4.796
Kentucky 7,420 $18.01 $37,450 4.246
Rhode Island 1,780 $26.04 $54,170 3.881
South Dakota 1,320 $17.25 $35,870 3.366

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Connecticut 5,120 $29.66 $61,690 3.105
Minnesota 6,020 $26.36 $54,820 2.291
Rhode Island 1,780 $26.04 $54,170 3.881
New Jersey 9,040 $25.77 $53,610 2.347
Illinois 13,130 $25.59 $53,230 2.302


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Ames, IA 340 $16.38 $34,070 8.158
Johnstown, PA 410 $14.70 $30,580 7.243
Ocean City, NJ 280 $22.51 $46,810 7.188
Wheeling, WV-OH 450 (8) (8) 7.057
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 660 $18.01 $37,460 5.947

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Waterbury, CT 280 $31.76 $66,070 4.267
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,390 $30.59 $63,620 1.405
Danbury, CT 160 $30.02 $62,450 2.355
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 790 $29.86 $62,120 1.883
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 480 $29.74 $61,870 1.939


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010