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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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

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


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,244,310 0.4 % $24.27 $50,480 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.25 $16.78 $22.16 $29.51 $38.39
Annual Wage (2) $27,550 $34,890 $46,090 $61,380 $79,850


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 390,040 15.36 $20.64 $42,920
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 262,520 4.74 $26.36 $54,830
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 226,380 10.41 $24.82 $51,620
Elementary and Secondary Schools 225,250 2.62 $30.82 $64,110
Outpatient Care Centers 158,160 16.58 $22.95 $47,740

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 55,040 30.27 $18.47 $38,410
Religious Organizations 53,000 26.34 $23.51 $48,900
Other Residential Care Facilities 40,450 24.84 $18.36 $38,190
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 69,910 21.48 $17.99 $37,420
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 111,410 17.47 $18.74 $38,970

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) 22,690 1.13 $37.51 $78,020
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 40 0.66 $36.40 $75,710
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 320 0.08 $35.78 $74,410
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 90 0.02 $33.69 $70,080
Other Support Services 40 0.01 $31.36 $65,230


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 303,870 17.48 1.14 $28.54 $59,370
New York 198,410 20.84 1.36 $26.47 $55,060
Texas 124,830 10.04 0.66 $23.81 $49,530
Florida 107,020 12.17 0.80 $21.56 $44,830
Pennsylvania 106,330 18.02 1.18 $22.54 $46,880




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 10,540 34.40 2.25 $21.43 $44,580
Massachusetts 83,650 23.11 1.51 $24.19 $50,310
New York 198,410 20.84 1.36 $26.47 $55,060
Alaska 6,590 20.79 1.36 $26.49 $55,100
Connecticut 34,190 20.53 1.34 $27.89 $58,010




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 11,860 16.39 1.07 $30.48 $63,400
California 303,870 17.48 1.14 $28.54 $59,370
Connecticut 34,190 20.53 1.34 $27.89 $58,010
New Jersey 71,370 17.46 1.14 $26.60 $55,320
Alaska 6,590 20.79 1.36 $26.49 $55,100





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 179,570 18.60 1.22 $27.55 $57,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 117,150 18.77 1.23 $28.62 $59,520
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 64,970 13.89 0.91 $24.68 $51,330
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 54,710 19.55 1.28 $24.64 $51,250
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 54,370 18.90 1.24 $24.11 $50,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 43,000 13.52 0.89 $29.45 $61,260
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 36,320 14.69 0.96 $31.25 $65,000
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 36,090 18.31 1.20 $24.97 $51,930
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 35,460 13.42 0.88 $22.65 $47,120
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 32,070 15.12 0.99 $22.18 $46,140