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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

21-1029 Social Workers, All Other

All social workers not listed separately.


National estimates for Social Workers, All Other
Industry profile for Social Workers, All Other
Geographic profile for Social Workers, All Other

National estimates for Social Workers, All Other: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Social Workers, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
60,390 1.7 % $ 31.22 $ 64,940 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Social Workers, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.34 $ 21.70 $ 30.87 $ 40.00 $ 46.22
Annual Wage (2) $ 36,070 $ 45,130 $ 64,210 $ 83,200 $ 96,140


Industry profile for Social Workers, All Other: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Social Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 16,330 0.78 $ 39.66 $ 82,490
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 15,780 0.29 $ 33.42 $ 69,520
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 9,960 0.45 $ 23.95 $ 49,810
Individual and Family Services 5,750 0.22 $ 24.26 $ 50,450
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 2,620 1.44 $ 23.12 $ 48,090

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Social Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 2,620 1.44 $ 23.12 $ 48,090
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 16,330 0.78 $ 39.66 $ 82,490
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 9,960 0.45 $ 23.95 $ 49,810
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 15,780 0.29 $ 33.42 $ 69,520
Social Advocacy Organizations 520 0.24 $ 24.66 $ 51,290

Top paying industries for Social Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 16,330 0.78 $ 39.66 $ 82,490
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 980 0.02 $ 36.19 $ 75,270
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 15,780 0.29 $ 33.42 $ 69,520
Educational Support Services 40 0.02 $ 32.94 $ 68,520
Insurance Carriers 60 0.01 $ 32.76 $ 68,140


Geographic profile for Social Workers, All Other: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Social Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 13,940 0.85 1.95 $ 35.39 $ 73,620
Florida 4,370 0.52 1.19 $ 25.37 $ 52,770
New York 4,000 0.46 1.06 $ 34.72 $ 72,210
Ohio 2,860 0.56 1.28 $ 26.88 $ 55,910
Texas 2,850 0.24 0.54 $ 30.56 $ 63,570




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Social Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 610 1.34 3.08 $ 21.53 $ 44,790
Oregon 2,100 1.16 2.67 $ 26.52 $ 55,160
Maine 550 0.96 2.21 $ 27.18 $ 56,540
California 13,940 0.85 1.95 $ 35.39 $ 73,620
South Carolina 1,450 0.72 1.66 $ 24.26 $ 50,470




Top paying states for Social Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 190 0.34 0.78 $ 41.22 $ 85,740
Massachusetts 370 0.11 0.26 $ 40.64 $ 84,540
Nevada 350 0.28 0.64 $ 39.62 $ 82,410
Rhode Island 120 0.26 0.60 $ 38.33 $ 79,720
Virginia 680 0.18 0.42 $ 37.05 $ 77,060





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Social Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,290 0.57 1.30 $ 37.38 $ 77,750
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,930 0.33 0.76 $ 35.94 $ 74,750
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,770 1.19 2.74 $ 34.82 $ 72,420
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,570 0.67 1.55 $ 39.18 $ 81,490
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,150 1.19 2.74 $ 39.37 $ 81,880
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,060 0.42 0.97 $ 25.19 $ 52,390
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,020 0.23 0.54 $ 38.40 $ 79,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 960 0.32 0.73 $ 36.39 $ 75,690
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 960 0.84 1.94 $ 26.81 $ 55,760
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 890 0.48 1.10 $ 31.68 $ 65,900




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Social Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fond du Lac, WI 120 2.86 6.58 $ 25.34 $ 52,710
Grants Pass, OR 70 2.61 6.02 $ 26.03 $ 54,140
Merced, CA 150 2.16 4.98 (8) (8)
Great Falls, MT 70 2.10 4.84 $ 19.73 $ 41,040
Bakersfield, CA 600 1.97 4.54 $ 29.52 $ 61,390
Redding, CA 120 1.91 4.40 $ 27.48 $ 57,160
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 70 1.83 4.22 $ 35.18 $ 73,180
Medford, OR 150 1.80 4.16 $ 28.90 $ 60,110
Grand Junction, CO 100 1.75 4.04 $ 22.33 $ 46,450
Bangor, ME 100 1.69 3.90 $ 26.62 $ 55,370




Top paying metropolitan areas for Social Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 870 0.79 1.82 $ 47.99 $ 99,810
Springfield, MA-CT 60 0.19 0.44 $ 42.95 $ 89,340
Reno, NV (8) (8) (8) $ 41.76 $ 86,860
Urban Honolulu, HI 170 0.41 0.94 $ 40.99 $ 85,250
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 280 0.11 0.25 $ 40.27 $ 83,760
Lawton, OK 40 0.90 2.07 $ 40.17 $ 83,560
New Haven, CT 120 0.44 1.02 $ 40.05 $ 83,310
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 250 0.27 0.63 $ 39.98 $ 83,160
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 40 0.32 0.73 $ 39.53 $ 82,210
Killeen-Temple, TX 170 1.22 2.81 $ 39.44 $ 82,030

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Social Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 200 1.07 2.46 $ 27.57 $ 57,350
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 180 1.87 4.30 $ 27.12 $ 56,420
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 180 1.31 3.02 $ 23.06 $ 47,970
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 180 1.67 3.85 $ 27.87 $ 57,970
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 170 1.40 3.23 $ 22.51 $ 46,830

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Social Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 140 2.03 4.67 $ 24.46 $ 50,870
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 180 1.87 4.30 $ 27.12 $ 56,420
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 170 1.69 3.88 $ 27.80 $ 57,830
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 180 1.67 3.85 $ 27.87 $ 57,970
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 90 1.62 3.74 $ 29.59 $ 61,540

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Social Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 39.17 $ 81,480
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.63 1.45 $ 36.55 $ 76,010
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.38 0.88 $ 36.39 $ 75,700
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 60 0.70 1.62 $ 36.04 $ 74,960
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 0.98 $ 35.43 $ 73,700


About May 2020 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 estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021