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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations (Major Group)

Community and Social Service Occupations comprises the following occupations: Counselors, All Other; Marriage and Family Therapists; Rehabilitation Counselors; Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors; Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors; Social Workers, All Other; Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers; Healthcare Social Workers; Child, Family, and School Social Workers; Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other; Health Education Specialists; Community Health Workers; Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists; Social and Human Service Assistants; Clergy; Directors, Religious Activities and Education; Religious Workers, All Other


National estimates for Community and Social Service Occupations
Industry profile for Community and Social Service Occupations
Geographic profile for Community and Social Service Occupations

National estimates for Community and Social Service Occupations:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Community and Social Service Occupations:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,239,680 0.4 % $ 25.94 $ 53,960 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Community and Social Service Occupations:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.64 $ 18.22 $ 23.28 $ 30.07 $ 38.62
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,440 $ 37,890 $ 48,410 $ 62,550 $ 80,320


Industry profile for Community and Social Service Occupations:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Community and Social Service Occupations are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Community and Social Service Occupations, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Community and Social Service Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 364,550 13.72 $ 21.87 $ 45,490
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 267,450 4.98 $ 28.74 $ 59,780
Elementary and Secondary Schools 229,870 2.84 $ 32.26 $ 67,100
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 229,660 10.46 $ 25.80 $ 53,660
Outpatient Care Centers 167,400 16.96 $ 24.90 $ 51,790

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Community and Social Service Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 57,800 30.40 $ 19.25 $ 40,040
Religious Organizations 50,380 28.07 $ 24.71 $ 51,400
Other Residential Care Facilities 35,200 23.32 $ 18.67 $ 38,830
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 56,510 21.16 $ 18.75 $ 39,000
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 105,070 17.14 $ 19.78 $ 41,140

Top paying industries for Community and Social Service Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 970 0.26 $ 55.24 $ 114,910
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $ 51.75 $ 107,640
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 50 0.24 $ 48.18 $ 100,210
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 450 0.15 $ 43.73 $ 90,950
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 24,230 1.15 $ 40.70 $ 84,650


Geographic profile for Community and Social Service Occupations:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Community and Social Service Occupations are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Community and Social Service Occupations, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of community and social service occupations by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Community and Social Service Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 301,070 18.21 1.15 $ 30.68 $ 63,820
New York 181,800 20.97 1.32 $ 28.77 $ 59,840
Texas 135,570 11.09 0.70 $ 24.67 $ 51,310
Florida 105,990 12.32 0.77 $ 23.56 $ 49,000
Pennsylvania 100,210 17.95 1.13 $ 23.99 $ 49,900


Map of location quotient of community and social service occupations by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Community and Social Service Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 10,460 36.84 2.32 $ 22.50 $ 46,800
Oregon 43,340 23.74 1.49 $ 26.75 $ 55,630
Massachusetts 80,240 23.64 1.49 $ 26.84 $ 55,820
Hawaii 12,180 22.21 1.40 $ 26.65 $ 55,430
Alaska 6,400 21.61 1.36 $ 27.91 $ 58,040


Map of annual mean wages of community and social service occupations by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Community and Social Service Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 10,060 15.20 0.96 $ 33.82 $ 70,340
California 301,070 18.21 1.15 $ 30.68 $ 63,820
Connecticut 31,930 20.29 1.28 $ 29.48 $ 61,320
New Jersey 66,240 17.20 1.08 $ 29.11 $ 60,550
New York 181,800 20.97 1.32 $ 28.77 $ 59,840



Map of employment of community and social service occupations by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Community and Social Service Occupations:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 162,530 18.73 1.18 $ 30.36 $ 63,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 113,520 19.85 1.25 $ 30.48 $ 63,390
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 61,490 14.53 0.91 $ 26.34 $ 54,790
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 52,360 20.25 1.27 $ 27.44 $ 57,080
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 51,600 19.44 1.22 $ 25.76 $ 53,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 42,080 14.35 0.90 $ 31.61 $ 65,740
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 37,600 16.77 1.05 $ 33.84 $ 70,390
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 34,630 9.65 0.61 $ 26.00 $ 54,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 33,650 18.46 1.16 $ 27.28 $ 56,750
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 31,370 16.36 1.03 $ 29.28 $ 60,900


Map of location quotient of community and social service occupations by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Community and Social Service Occupations:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Bedford, MA 2,540 41.10 2.59 $ 27.17 $ 56,510
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 1,850 35.71 2.25 $ 25.97 $ 54,020
Waterbury, CT 2,250 35.21 2.21 $ 27.07 $ 56,300
Springfield, MA-CT 10,480 34.07 2.14 $ 25.25 $ 52,520
Johnstown, PA 1,590 33.56 2.11 $ 20.16 $ 41,940
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 1,940 33.13 2.08 $ 26.55 $ 55,230
Worcester, MA-CT 8,550 31.81 2.00 $ 25.61 $ 53,270
Ithaca, NY 1,450 31.23 1.96 $ 29.64 $ 61,640
Grants Pass, OR 870 30.96 1.95 $ 25.01 $ 52,020
Leominster-Gardner, MA 1,480 30.18 1.90 $ 25.85 $ 53,760