Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
286,520 0.9 % $22.20 $46,180 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.22 $16.15 $20.25 $26.63 $34.86
Annual Wage (2) $27,500 $33,590 $42,120 $55,400 $72,510


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 64,890 4.40 $19.08 $39,680
State Government (OES Designation) 64,750 2.97 $21.85 $45,450
Local Government (OES Designation) 53,270 1.00 $24.84 $51,670
Elementary and Secondary Schools 36,920 0.44 $29.18 $60,700
Other Residential Care Facilities 9,590 6.18 $18.37 $38,220

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 9,590 6.18 $18.37 $38,220
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 8,240 5.50 $16.97 $35,300
Individual and Family Services 64,890 4.40 $19.08 $39,680
State Government (OES Designation) 64,750 2.97 $21.85 $45,450
Social Advocacy Organizations 4,750 2.36 $20.76 $43,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 36,920 0.44 $29.18 $60,700
Other Schools and Instruction 520 0.14 $26.67 $55,480
Educational Support Services 2,480 1.66 $25.86 $53,800
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 60 (7) $25.61 $53,260
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 800 0.35 $25.51 $53,060


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 28,540 1.89 0.89 $24.72 $51,410
New York 22,690 2.57 1.21 $26.84 $55,830
Pennsylvania 16,340 2.89 1.36 $19.16 $39,850
Texas 16,020 1.43 0.67 $19.46 $40,480
Illinois 14,200 2.46 1.16 $26.60 $55,340



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 1,350 4.48 2.11 $20.04 $41,680
Rhode Island 1,920 4.15 1.96 $28.01 $58,250
Kentucky 7,070 3.91 1.84 $18.31 $38,090
South Dakota 1,550 3.78 1.78 $18.51 $38,510
Oklahoma 5,710 3.62 1.71 $16.03 $33,340



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 5,320 3.23 1.52 $30.30 $63,020
New Jersey 6,860 1.77 0.84 $29.22 $60,780
Minnesota 6,110 2.24 1.05 $28.66 $59,620
District of Columbia 1,960 2.91 1.37 $28.42 $59,110
Rhode Island 1,920 4.15 1.96 $28.01 $58,250




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 15,170 2.81 1.33 $28.01 $58,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,430 2.57 1.21 $24.83 $51,640
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 9,270 2.47 1.17 $25.98 $54,050
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 5,760 3.10 1.46 $20.59 $42,830
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,850 2.70 1.28 $28.55 $59,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,830 2.03 0.96 $27.90 $58,030
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 4,060 2.22 1.05 $18.53 $38,540
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,020 2.20 1.04 $30.26 $62,950
St. Louis, MO-IL 3,630 2.78 1.31 $18.13 $37,720
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,200 1.12 0.53 $20.34 $42,300