Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors ; Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors ; Marriage and Family Therapists ; Mental Health Counselors ; Rehabilitation Counselors ; Counselors, All Other ; Child, Family, and School Social Workers ; Healthcare Social Workers ; Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers ; Social Workers, All Other ; Health Educators ; Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists ; Social and Human Service Assistants ; Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other* ; Clergy ; Directors, Religious Activities and Education ; Religious Workers, All Other


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,901,180 0.4 % $20.76 $43,180 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.96 $14.20 $18.89 $25.79 $33.48
Annual Wage (2) $22,800 $29,530 $39,280 $53,650 $69,640


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 287,250 23.67 $17.00 $35,360
State Government (OES Designation) 241,450 10.51 $21.92 $45,590
Local Government (OES Designation) 238,520 4.26 $22.34 $46,460
Elementary and Secondary Schools 201,670 2.36 $28.42 $59,120
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 123,350 21.85 $15.05 $31,300

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 44,930 31.87 $15.33 $31,880
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 80,430 24.79 $15.47 $32,180
Other Residential Care Facilities 39,850 24.56 $15.81 $32,890
Religious Organizations 44,570 24.17 $20.53 $42,710
Individual and Family Services 287,250 23.67 $17.00 $35,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 15,530 0.76 $34.84 $72,460
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 80 0.18 $31.66 $65,850
Elementary and Secondary Schools 201,670 2.36 $28.42 $59,120
Junior Colleges 21,230 2.78 $26.58 $55,280
Insurance Carriers 3,680 0.31 $26.08 $54,250


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 203,610 14.54 0.97 $24.27 $50,480
New York 174,070 20.86 1.40 $22.57 $46,960
Pennsylvania 110,530 20.16 1.35 $18.87 $39,250
Texas 104,550 10.36 0.69 $20.98 $43,640
Florida 81,830 11.52 0.77 $19.47 $40,500




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 7,690 26.78 1.79 $18.97 $39,450
Alaska 7,350 23.87 1.60 $21.99 $45,740
Massachusetts 71,890 23.05 1.54 $20.96 $43,590
Rhode Island 9,710 21.66 1.45 $22.08 $45,940
New York 174,070 20.86 1.40 $22.57 $46,960




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 10,020 15.68 1.05 $24.63 $51,230
California 203,610 14.54 0.97 $24.27 $50,480
New Jersey 60,230 15.97 1.07 $24.23 $50,410
Connecticut 32,390 20.26 1.35 $24.00 $49,930
Nevada 9,560 8.59 0.57 $23.18 $48,200

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 103,140 20.70 1.38 $23.50 $48,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 56,910 14.91 1.00 $24.34 $50,630
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 46,430 13.11 0.88 $22.86 $47,550
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 40,680 22.54 1.51 $20.09 $41,780
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 35,030 21.13 1.41 $21.61 $44,950
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 28,170 16.78 1.12 $21.16 $44,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 27,890 12.19 0.82 $25.14 $52,300
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 23,160 10.53 0.70 $21.51 $44,730
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 21,440 8.58 0.57 $22.27 $46,330
Pittsburgh, PA 21,250 19.44 1.30 $18.42 $38,320




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Santa Fe, NM 3,180 52.15 3.49 $17.21 $35,800
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 2,110 35.47 2.37 $21.36 $44,420
Duluth, MN-WI 4,270 35.02 2.34 $18.17 $37,790
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 1,940 34.98 2.34 $20.59 $42,830
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 1,890 33.56 2.24 $19.00 $39,530
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 1,430 33.20 2.22 $20.67 $42,980
Pittsfield, MA 1,070 31.58 2.11 $19.50 $40,570
Cumberland, MD-WV 1,180 31.47 2.10 $20.82 $43,300
Ocean City, NJ 1,120 29.60 1.98 $20.81 $43,280
Waterbury, CT 1,870 29.58 1.98 $23.21 $48,280