Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
276,760 0.9 % $22.14 $46,060 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.18 $16.16 $20.25 $26.60 $34.78
Annual Wage (2) $27,420 $33,610 $42,120 $55,320 $72,350


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 61,730 4.41 $18.77 $39,040
State Government (OES Designation) 60,630 2.77 $21.96 $45,680
Local Government (OES Designation) 53,190 0.97 $24.55 $51,060
Elementary and Secondary Schools 36,490 0.44 $29.08 $60,480
Other Residential Care Facilities 10,150 6.46 $18.06 $37,570

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 10,150 6.46 $18.06 $37,570
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 6,680 4.59 $16.76 $34,860
Individual and Family Services 61,730 4.41 $18.77 $39,040
State Government (OES Designation) 60,630 2.77 $21.96 $45,680
Educational Support Services 3,540 2.36 $26.01 $54,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 36,490 0.44 $29.08 $60,480
Home Health Care Services 600 0.05 $26.12 $54,320
Educational Support Services 3,540 2.36 $26.01 $54,090
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 690 0.30 $25.77 $53,590
Local Government (OES Designation) 53,190 0.97 $24.55 $51,060


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 28,840 1.96 0.94 $23.95 $49,820
New York 21,440 2.48 1.19 $26.34 $54,790
Pennsylvania 15,780 2.81 1.35 $19.96 $41,510
Texas 15,010 1.38 0.66 $19.04 $39,610
Illinois 14,450 2.53 1.21 $26.67 $55,470




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)
South Dakota 1,580 3.92 1.88 $17.87 $37,170
Kentucky 6,860 3.85 1.84 $18.44 $38,360
Rhode Island 1,710 3.75 1.80 $28.93 $60,170
Alaska 1,160 3.60 1.72 $22.17 $46,110
Connecticut 5,470 3.34 1.60 $29.71 $61,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 6,860 1.80 0.86 $29.99 $62,380
Connecticut 5,470 3.34 1.60 $29.71 $61,800
Rhode Island 1,710 3.75 1.80 $28.93 $60,170
Minnesota 5,780 2.15 1.03 $28.76 $59,830
Illinois 14,450 2.53 1.21 $26.67 $55,470





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 14,790 2.82 1.35 $27.60 $57,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,080 2.54 1.21 $24.27 $50,480
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 9,430 2.55 1.22 $26.42 $54,950
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,230 3.39 1.62 $20.97 $43,610
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 5,330 3.05 1.46 $27.97 $58,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,870 2.06 0.99 $26.70 $55,530
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,770 2.10 1.01 $30.75 $63,960
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,620 2.03 0.97 $19.12 $39,770
Baltimore-Towson, MD 3,110 2.43 1.16 $23.89 $49,700
St. Louis, MO-IL 3,090 2.39 1.14 $18.30 $38,060