Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

21-1029 Social Workers, All Other

All social workers not listed separately.


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 occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
69,920 1.6 % $25.13 $52,270 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.11 $18.05 $24.76 $31.72 $37.14
Annual Wage (2) $29,340 $37,550 $51,500 $65,970 $77,260


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)
Local Government (OES Designation) 17,230 0.31 $27.37 $56,940
State Government (OES Designation) 11,990 0.52 $23.86 $49,630
Individual and Family Services 10,330 0.85 $19.43 $40,420
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 9,430 0.46 $33.57 $69,830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,170 0.08 $28.57 $59,430

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 2,780 1.97 $17.53 $36,450
Individual and Family Services 10,330 0.85 $19.43 $40,420
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,270 0.67 $19.51 $40,570
State Government (OES Designation) 11,990 0.52 $23.86 $49,630
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 9,430 0.46 $33.57 $69,830

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) 9,430 0.46 $33.57 $69,830
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 850 0.35 $32.31 $67,200
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 210 0.10 $30.54 $63,510
Insurance Carriers 580 0.05 $30.25 $62,920
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds (8) (8) $30.15 $62,710


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 13,810 0.99 1.79 $28.79 $59,870
New York 13,060 1.57 2.85 $26.22 $54,540
Illinois 5,010 0.91 1.65 $25.66 $53,380
Ohio 3,850 0.78 1.42 $21.82 $45,380
Washington 3,350 1.24 2.26 $25.12 $52,250




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)
New York 13,060 1.57 2.85 $26.22 $54,540
Montana 640 1.50 2.73 $18.88 $39,280
Washington 3,350 1.24 2.26 $25.12 $52,250
Oregon 1,650 1.05 1.91 $21.19 $44,080
California 13,810 0.99 1.79 $28.79 $59,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 140 0.21 0.38 $32.64 $67,890
South Dakota 70 0.18 0.33 $32.24 $67,060
Minnesota 360 0.14 0.26 $29.72 $61,830
Maryland 1,040 0.42 0.77 $28.95 $60,210
Arizona 510 0.22 0.39 $28.90 $60,100

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 6,120 1.23 2.23 $27.84 $57,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,060 1.07 1.94 $28.48 $59,230
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 3,260 0.92 1.67 $25.45 $52,940
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 1,550 1.89 3.44 $27.16 $56,490
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,550 1.29 2.34 $27.47 $57,140
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.96 1.74 $23.87 $49,650
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,030 1.08 1.97 $31.39 $65,290
Rochester, NY 1,020 2.11 3.84 $23.59 $49,080
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 1,000 1.90 3.46 $23.58 $49,050
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 1,000 1.04 1.89 $23.58 $49,040




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)
Danville, IL 80 2.81 5.11 $26.71 $55,550
Springfield, IL 250 2.37 4.31 $24.84 $51,680
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 520 2.15 3.91 $27.76 $57,740
Rochester, NY 1,020 2.11 3.84 $23.59 $49,080
Syracuse, NY 620 2.06 3.74 $25.14 $52,300
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 520 2.04 3.70 $26.70 $55,540
Yakima, WA 160 2.00 3.63 $25.39 $52,810
Farmington, NM 90 1.93 3.50 $14.49 $30,140
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 1,000 1.90 3.46 $23.58 $49,050
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 1,550 1.89 3.44 $27.16 $56,490




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Salinas, CA 30 0.20 0.37 $37.67 $78,350
Napa, CA 90 1.51 2.74 $36.76 $76,460
Springfield, MA-CT 60 0.22 0.40 $35.94 $74,760
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 140 1.47 2.67 $34.14 $71,010
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 140 1.17 2.12 $33.18 $69,010
Jackson, MS 40 0.18 0.33 $32.96 $68,550
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 310 0.17 0.31 $32.37 $67,330
Bakersfield, CA 70 0.27 0.49 $32.03 $66,630
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 90 0.45 0.83 $31.91 $66,370
Yuba City, CA (8) (8) (8) $31.46 $65,450

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 430 2.24 4.06 $21.26 $44,220
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 350 2.82 5.12 $20.77 $43,190
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 340 1.84 3.35 $22.51 $46,820
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 220 1.92 3.48 $18.45 $38,370
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 0.59 1.08 $15.35 $31,930

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 350 2.82 5.12 $20.77 $43,190
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 430 2.24 4.06 $21.26 $44,220
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 1.96 3.57 $27.27 $56,720
Southern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 110 1.93 3.50 $19.88 $41,350
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 220 1.92 3.48 $18.45 $38,370

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $30.03 $62,470
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 160 1.11 2.02 $29.66 $61,690
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 60 0.67 1.21 $29.48 $61,320
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 160 0.86 1.56 $29.15 $60,620
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.62 1.12 $27.66 $57,540


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011