Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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 Health Workers ; 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)
1,882,080 0.4 % $21.27 $44,240 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.21 $14.57 $19.42 $26.52 $34.36
Annual Wage (2) $23,310 $30,310 $40,400 $55,160 $71,460


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 287,690 22.01 $17.35 $36,080
Local Government (OES Designation) 230,860 4.22 $23.08 $48,000
State Government (OES Designation) 220,160 10.00 $22.67 $47,140
Elementary and Secondary Schools 188,840 2.28 $28.74 $59,780
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 125,210 21.73 $15.43 $32,090

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 44,030 30.84 $15.84 $32,950
Religious Organizations 46,580 25.29 $20.16 $41,930
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 80,880 24.91 $15.66 $32,580
Other Residential Care Facilities 38,500 24.41 $16.24 $33,770
Individual and Family Services 287,690 22.01 $17.35 $36,080

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) 17,530 0.86 $35.19 $73,200
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 200 0.11 $31.90 $66,340
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 130 0.29 $29.86 $62,110
Elementary and Secondary Schools 188,840 2.28 $28.74 $59,780
Health and Personal Care Stores 350 0.03 $28.14 $58,540


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 218,510 15.28 1.06 $24.47 $50,900
New York 160,630 18.80 1.30 $23.33 $48,530
Pennsylvania 114,620 20.48 1.42 $19.41 $40,370
Texas 99,610 9.42 0.65 $21.34 $44,380
Florida 84,990 11.68 0.81 $19.58 $40,730




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 7,660 26.05 1.80 $19.16 $39,840
Massachusetts 72,920 22.77 1.58 $21.81 $45,360
Maine 12,630 21.73 1.50 $19.02 $39,560
Alaska 6,780 21.28 1.47 $23.18 $48,210
Rhode Island 9,430 20.82 1.44 $22.84 $47,500




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 11,290 17.27 1.20 $25.43 $52,900
New Jersey 57,370 15.12 1.05 $25.01 $52,010
California 218,510 15.28 1.06 $24.47 $50,900
Connecticut 32,820 20.25 1.40 $24.13 $50,180
Maryland 38,770 15.44 1.07 $23.47 $48,810





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 97,800 18.96 1.31 $24.29 $50,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 63,000 16.27 1.13 $24.42 $50,790
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 45,800 12.58 0.87 $23.26 $48,390
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 41,340 22.68 1.57 $20.43 $42,500
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 33,800 19.75 1.37 $23.07 $47,990
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 30,420 17.38 1.20 $21.87 $45,490
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 29,130 12.43 0.86 $25.76 $53,590
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 22,610 10.00 0.69 $21.74 $45,220
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 22,160 12.81 0.89 $20.43 $42,500
Pittsburgh, PA 22,090 19.60 1.36 $18.37 $38,210