Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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 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.


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)
273,920 0.8 % $21.78 $45,300 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.85 $15.88 $19.97 $26.16 $34.13
Annual Wage (2) $26,720 $33,030 $41,530 $54,420 $71,000


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)
State Government (OES Designation) 60,680 2.76 $21.28 $44,270
Individual and Family Services 58,720 4.49 $18.52 $38,520
Local Government (OES Designation) 52,820 0.97 $24.33 $50,600
Elementary and Secondary Schools 37,050 0.45 $28.66 $59,620
Other Residential Care Facilities 10,090 6.40 $17.83 $37,080

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Residential Care Facilities 10,090 6.40 $17.83 $37,080
Individual and Family Services 58,720 4.49 $18.52 $38,520
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 6,190 4.34 $16.83 $35,020
Social Advocacy Organizations 5,790 2.96 $19.25 $40,050
Educational Support Services 4,150 2.82 $23.65 $49,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 37,050 0.45 $28.66 $59,620
Home Health Care Services 490 0.04 $27.12 $56,420
Other Schools and Instruction 600 0.17 $26.68 $55,500
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 70 0.01 $25.14 $52,300
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 710 0.30 $25.02 $52,050


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 27,040 1.89 0.90 $23.89 $49,690
New York 20,090 2.35 1.12 $26.19 $54,480
Pennsylvania 16,520 2.95 1.40 $19.69 $40,950
Texas 15,760 1.49 0.71 $18.84 $39,190
Illinois 14,580 2.59 1.23 $25.01 $52,010




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)
Rhode Island 1,930 4.26 2.02 $27.59 $57,380
Kentucky 7,190 4.08 1.94 $18.31 $38,080
South Dakota 1,550 3.89 1.85 $17.58 $36,570
Alaska 1,100 3.45 1.64 $19.94 $41,470
Connecticut 5,410 3.34 1.59 $29.77 $61,930




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 5,410 3.34 1.59 $29.77 $61,930
New Jersey 6,840 1.80 0.86 $29.37 $61,090
Minnesota 5,660 2.14 1.02 $27.77 $57,770
Rhode Island 1,930 4.26 2.02 $27.59 $57,380
New York 20,090 2.35 1.12 $26.19 $54,480





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 13,690 2.66 1.26 $27.24 $56,650
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 9,910 2.72 1.29 $24.83 $51,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,780 2.27 1.08 $24.64 $51,250
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,240 3.42 1.63 $20.85 $43,370
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 6,020 3.52 1.67 $27.13 $56,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,520 1.93 0.92 $26.88 $55,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,930 2.25 1.07 $28.93 $60,170
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,850 2.22 1.06 $18.90 $39,300
St. Louis, MO-IL 3,370 2.64 1.26 $18.54 $38,570
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,840 2.26 1.07 $25.37 $52,760