Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
294,080 0.9 % $22.41 $46,610 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.31 $16.24 $20.36 $26.64 $35.29
Annual Wage (2) $27,690 $33,790 $42,350 $55,410 $73,400


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 69,820 4.39 $19.55 $40,660
State Government (OES Designation) 66,180 3.00 $21.99 $45,730
Local Government (OES Designation) 51,380 0.96 $25.39 $52,810
Elementary and Secondary Schools 37,030 0.44 $29.21 $60,750
Other Residential Care Facilities 9,280 5.69 $18.67 $38,840

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 9,280 5.69 $18.67 $38,840
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 8,670 5.62 $17.87 $37,160
Individual and Family Services 69,820 4.39 $19.55 $40,660
State Government (OES Designation) 66,180 3.00 $21.99 $45,730
Social Advocacy Organizations 4,250 2.12 $19.52 $40,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 37,030 0.44 $29.21 $60,750
Other Schools and Instruction 400 0.10 $29.03 $60,380
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 100 0.01 $26.55 $55,210
Lessors of Real Estate 30 0.01 $25.97 $54,020
Local Government (OES Designation) 51,380 0.96 $25.39 $52,810


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 29,460 1.90 0.89 $25.41 $52,840
New York 22,030 2.45 1.15 $26.93 $56,010
Pennsylvania 17,640 3.09 1.45 $19.49 $40,530
Texas 15,810 1.37 0.64 $20.08 $41,760
Michigan 13,800 3.33 1.56 $22.47 $46,750



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 1,390 4.59 2.15 $20.33 $42,280
Kentucky 7,380 4.02 1.88 $18.35 $38,160
Oklahoma 6,020 3.77 1.77 $16.64 $34,610
South Dakota 1,540 3.73 1.75 $19.03 $39,580
Connecticut 5,610 3.38 1.58 $31.43 $65,380



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 5,610 3.38 1.58 $31.43 $65,380
New Jersey 6,740 1.73 0.81 $29.63 $61,630
Rhode Island 1,490 3.16 1.48 $29.42 $61,190
District of Columbia 2,050 3.04 1.42 $29.20 $60,730
Illinois 12,550 2.14 1.01 $27.69 $57,600




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 16,020 2.47 1.16 $27.85 $57,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,300 2.75 1.29 $27.91 $58,050
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 7,410 2.08 0.97 $27.31 $56,800
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 5,530 3.14 1.47 $24.67 $51,310
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 5,040 5.73 2.69 $21.28 $44,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,980 2.06 0.97 $29.63 $61,620
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,610 2.46 1.15 $18.37 $38,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,070 2.17 1.02 $28.64 $59,580
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 3,420 2.60 1.22 $21.32 $44,340
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 3,410 4.69 2.20 $21.90 $45,560