Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
1,890,410 0.4 % $21.07 $43,830 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.13 $14.42 $19.17 $26.28 $34.17
Annual Wage (2) $23,160 $29,990 $39,880 $54,650 $71,070


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 282,360 22.60 $17.26 $35,890
State Government (OES Designation) 236,310 10.39 $22.17 $46,110
Local Government (OES Designation) 232,720 4.21 $22.66 $47,120
Elementary and Secondary Schools 199,170 2.37 $28.61 $59,510
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 124,930 21.83 $15.35 $31,940

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 44,370 30.82 $15.72 $32,690
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 81,960 24.73 $15.64 $32,540
Religious Organizations 45,320 24.63 $20.41 $42,450
Other Residential Care Facilities 38,510 24.29 $15.89 $33,050
Individual and Family Services 282,360 22.60 $17.26 $35,890

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) 16,980 0.82 $35.16 $73,120
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 130 0.07 $33.01 $68,670
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 130 0.30 $30.91 $64,280
Elementary and Secondary Schools 199,170 2.37 $28.61 $59,510
Junior Colleges 21,680 2.79 $27.15 $56,480


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 207,000 14.74 1.00 $24.75 $51,470
New York 166,500 19.76 1.34 $22.93 $47,700
Pennsylvania 112,140 20.21 1.37 $19.53 $40,620
Texas 106,370 10.32 0.70 $21.32 $44,340
Florida 83,390 11.66 0.79 $19.52 $40,590




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 7,510 25.82 1.75 $19.08 $39,690
Rhode Island 10,020 22.23 1.51 $21.92 $45,600
Massachusetts 69,290 21.95 1.49 $21.59 $44,900
Connecticut 34,490 21.44 1.45 $23.98 $49,880
Alaska 6,640 21.19 1.44 $23.17 $48,190




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 9,790 15.18 1.03 $25.23 $52,480
California 207,000 14.74 1.00 $24.75 $51,470
New Jersey 60,200 15.96 1.08 $24.14 $50,200
Connecticut 34,490 21.44 1.45 $23.98 $49,880
Maryland 38,640 15.58 1.06 $23.43 $48,730





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 100,430 19.84 1.35 $23.76 $49,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 59,470 15.56 1.06 $25.02 $52,050
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 45,080 12.58 0.85 $22.59 $47,000
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 40,850 22.51 1.53 $20.64 $42,930
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 31,150 18.59 1.26 $22.66 $47,120
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 29,380 17.17 1.16 $21.85 $45,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 27,070 11.72 0.79 $25.72 $53,500
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 22,600 10.15 0.69 $21.46 $44,650
Baltimore-Towson, MD 22,290 17.82 1.21 $22.17 $46,120
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 22,090 13.00 0.88 $20.33 $42,280