Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

21-1029 Social Workers, All Other

All social workers not listed separately.


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)
62,640 1.3 % $26.95 $56,060 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.24 $19.28 $27.17 $33.87 $39.31
Annual Wage (2) $31,690 $40,110 $56,510 $70,440 $81,770


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)
Local Government (OES Designation) 18,330 0.33 $28.27 $58,800
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 12,390 0.62 $34.15 $71,030
State Government (OES Designation) 9,570 0.44 $23.22 $48,290
Individual and Family Services 7,190 0.51 $20.04 $41,690
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,660 0.07 $30.00 $62,400

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 1,890 1.30 $18.60 $38,690
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 12,390 0.62 $34.15 $71,030
Individual and Family Services 7,190 0.51 $20.04 $41,690
State Government (OES Designation) 9,570 0.44 $23.22 $48,290
Social Advocacy Organizations 670 0.34 $21.79 $45,330

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) 12,390 0.62 $34.15 $71,030
Insurance Carriers 730 0.06 $32.67 $67,950
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 50 0.02 $30.13 $62,680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,660 0.07 $30.00 $62,400
Local Government (OES Designation) 18,330 0.33 $28.27 $58,800


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 14,100 0.96 2.03 $30.01 $62,420
New York 9,590 1.11 2.35 $27.95 $58,130
Illinois 4,210 0.74 1.56 $28.74 $59,790
Ohio 3,010 0.59 1.24 $22.39 $46,580
Florida 2,620 0.35 0.74 $27.59 $57,390




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)
Montana 680 1.55 3.29 $18.57 $38,620
New York 9,590 1.11 2.35 $27.95 $58,130
Oregon 1,760 1.07 2.27 $22.74 $47,300
California 14,100 0.96 2.03 $30.01 $62,420
New Mexico 700 0.89 1.88 $24.06 $50,050




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 90 0.19 0.41 $34.07 $70,860
Idaho 100 0.16 0.33 $32.79 $68,200
South Dakota 70 0.18 0.39 $31.61 $65,760
Maryland 730 0.29 0.61 $31.49 $65,500
Nevada 210 0.19 0.39 $31.04 $64,560





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 4,420 0.84 1.79 $29.64 $61,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,720 0.94 1.98 $29.99 $62,380
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,530 0.68 1.44 $29.33 $61,010
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,400 1.16 2.46 $28.48 $59,230
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,130 1.13 2.38 $38.32 $79,700
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,120 1.09 2.31 $23.75 $49,410
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.88 1.86 $31.78 $66,090
Visalia-Porterville, CA 1,030 7.74 16.39 $22.61 $47,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 940 0.41 0.86 $25.25 $52,520
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 840 0.58 1.23 $28.82 $59,950




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Visalia-Porterville, CA 1,030 7.74 16.39 $22.61 $47,040
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA 50 3.18 6.72 $28.56 $59,400
El Centro, CA 140 2.75 5.83 (8) (8)
Madera-Chowchilla, CA 110 2.73 5.79 $22.16 $46,090
Missoula, MT 150 2.61 5.53 $16.92 $35,190
Danville, IL 70 2.49 5.27 $30.54 $63,520
Santa Fe, NM 120 2.08 4.41 $24.94 $51,870
Fresno, CA 640 1.98 4.19 $28.01 $58,270
Redding, CA 100 1.77 3.75 $21.24 $44,180
Great Falls, MT 60 1.77 3.74 $17.01 $35,370




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 780 0.84 1.77 $38.60 $80,280
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,130 1.13 2.38 $38.32 $79,700
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.29 0.61 $36.66 $76,250
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 180 0.32 0.67 $35.44 $73,720
Springfield, MA-CT 60 0.19 0.41 $35.08 $72,980
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 640 0.61 1.29 $34.73 $72,240
Manchester, NH 50 0.45 0.95 $34.37 $71,500
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 160 1.25 2.64 $34.35 $71,450
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 60 0.29 0.60 $33.79 $70,270
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 70 0.78 1.65 $33.77 $70,240

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 440 2.31 4.90 $22.18 $46,130
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 270 1.48 3.13 $25.21 $52,440
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 260 2.06 4.35 $22.97 $47,770
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 250 1.62 3.42 $24.23 $50,390
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 240 1.34 2.84 $30.13 $62,680

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 440 2.31 4.90 $22.18 $46,130
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 260 2.06 4.35 $22.97 $47,770
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 1.76 3.71 $18.54 $38,560
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 1.73 3.67 $26.62 $55,360
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 250 1.62 3.42 $24.23 $50,390

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 0.00 $33.53 $69,750
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 0.96 $31.89 $66,330
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 1.20 $31.21 $64,920
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.48 1.02 $30.96 $64,400
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 240 1.34 2.84 $30.13 $62,680


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage esti