Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants

Assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care. Excludes "Rehabilitation Counselors" (21-1015), "Psychiatric Technicians" (29-2053), "Personal Care Aides" (39-9021), and "Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs" (43-4061).


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)
355,500 0.9 % $15.04 $31,280 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.43 $11.14 $14.05 $17.79 $22.41
Annual Wage (2) $19,620 $23,160 $29,230 $37,000 $46,620


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 93,090 6.65 $14.49 $30,140
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 42,870 7.25 $12.72 $26,460
Local Government (OES Designation) 38,100 0.70 $17.56 $36,530
State Government (OES Designation) 36,220 1.65 $17.79 $36,990
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 23,550 7.29 $13.29 $27,650

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 18,910 12.99 $13.79 $28,690
Other Residential Care Facilities 13,220 8.42 $13.05 $27,140
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 23,550 7.29 $13.29 $27,650
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 42,870 7.25 $12.72 $26,460
Individual and Family Services 93,090 6.65 $14.49 $30,140

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) 1,490 0.07 $21.28 $44,270
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 560 0.05 $19.19 $39,920
Junior Colleges 320 0.04 $18.52 $38,530
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 210 0.05 $18.09 $37,620
Scientific Research and Development Services 640 0.10 $17.86 $37,140


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 40,580 2.76 1.03 $16.77 $34,880
New York 30,940 3.58 1.34 $16.73 $34,790
Pennsylvania 22,390 3.99 1.49 $13.54 $28,150
New Jersey 17,370 4.55 1.70 $15.84 $32,960
Minnesota 16,800 6.25 2.33 $15.25 $31,720




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 2,450 8.22 3.07 $15.18 $31,560
Minnesota 16,800 6.25 2.33 $15.25 $31,720
Maine 3,510 6.03 2.25 $14.54 $30,230
Rhode Island 2,660 5.82 2.17 $14.53 $30,220
Nebraska 5,210 5.62 2.10 $11.40 $23,710




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 2,190 3.29 1.23 $21.97 $45,690
Connecticut 8,630 5.28 1.97 $18.37 $38,200
Alaska 860 2.66 0.99 $18.01 $37,450
California 40,580 2.76 1.03 $16.77 $34,880
New York 30,940 3.58 1.34 $16.73 $34,790





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 20,000 3.82 1.42 $16.89 $35,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 12,870 3.24 1.21 $16.30 $33,890
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8,550 4.77 1.78 $15.66 $32,580
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,810 3.70 1.38 $13.89 $28,880
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 6,660 3.81 1.42 $18.15 $37,760
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,750 1.55 0.58 $14.17 $29,470
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,630 3.19 1.19 $14.54 $30,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,420 1.87 0.70 $19.64 $40,860
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 4,380 4.58 1.71 $15.01 $31,220
Pittsburgh, PA 4,200 3.72 1.39 $13.13 $27,320