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

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:

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)
49,730 1.7 % $ 30.29 $ 63,010 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Social Workers, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.68 $ 22.28 $ 29.42 $ 38.48 $ 44.97
Annual Wage (2) $ 36,780 $ 46,340 $ 61,190 $ 80,040 $ 93,540


Industry profile for Social Workers, All Other:

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) 17,230 0.82 $ 39.92 $ 83,020
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 8,940 0.41 $ 24.23 $ 50,390
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 7,900 0.15 $ 30.03 $ 62,450
Individual and Family Services 5,200 0.20 $ 23.32 $ 48,510
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 2,360 1.24 $ 19.60 $ 40,760

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 2,360 1.24 $ 19.60 $ 40,760
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 17,230 0.82 $ 39.92 $ 83,020
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 8,940 0.41 $ 24.23 $ 50,390
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 560 0.21 $ 20.22 $ 42,060
Social Advocacy Organizations 460 0.21 $ 22.62 $ 47,060

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) 17,230 0.82 $ 39.92 $ 83,020
Insurance Carriers 80 0.01 $ 34.56 $ 71,890
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 550 0.01 $ 34.46 $ 71,680
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 7,900 0.15 $ 30.03 $ 62,450
Management of Companies and Enterprises 320 0.01 $ 28.66 $ 59,620


Geographic profile for Social Workers, All Other:

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.



Map of employment of social workers, all other by state, May 2021


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 6,030 0.36 1.03 $ 32.95 $ 68,540
Florida 3,860 0.45 1.27 $ 26.57 $ 55,270
Ohio 3,010 0.58 1.64 $ 27.11 $ 56,380
Texas 2,650 0.22 0.62 $ 32.44 $ 67,470
Oregon 2,600 1.42 4.03 $ 27.31 $ 56,790


Map of location quotient of social workers, all other by state, May 2021


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)
Alaska 490 1.65 4.68 $ 28.15 $ 58,560
Oregon 2,600 1.42 4.03 $ 27.31 $ 56,790
Montana 620 1.32 3.74 $ 24.13 $ 50,190
Maine 550 0.93 2.63 $ 27.54 $ 57,280
Minnesota 2,110 0.77 2.19 $ 32.59 $ 67,790


Map of annual mean wages of social workers, all other by state, May 2021


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 200 0.36 1.02 $ 41.23 $ 85,760
Massachusetts 410 0.12 0.34 $ 41.22 $ 85,730
Washington 720 0.22 0.63 $ 38.08 $ 79,210
Nevada 340 0.26 0.75 $ 37.56 $ 78,120
New Hampshire 100 0.16 0.45 $ 37.32 $ 77,630



Map of employment of social workers, all other by area, May 2021


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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,650 0.19 0.54 $ 35.02 $ 72,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,610 0.28 0.80 $ 28.28 $ 58,830
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,280 0.70 1.99 $ 32.43 $ 67,450
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,280 1.14 3.23 $ 28.08 $ 58,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,120 0.38 1.08 $ 34.06 $ 70,830
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 860 0.20 0.58 $ 32.42 $ 67,430
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 840 0.58 1.63 $ 26.61 $ 55,360
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 760 0.36 1.02 $ 28.98 $ 60,290
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 730 0.30 0.85 $ 28.47 $ 59,220
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 710 0.32 0.90 $ 38.19 $ 79,440


Map of location quotient of social workers, all other by area, May 2021


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)
Hinesville, GA 50 2.78 7.89 $ 40.86 $ 85,000
Grants Pass, OR 80 2.70 7.64 $ 25.71 $ 53,480
Medford, OR 180 2.16 6.12 $ 28.75 $ 59,800
Redding, CA 130 1.96 5.54 $ 28.43 $ 59,140
Missoula, MT 120 1.93 5.46 $ 22.36 $ 46,500
Rochester, MN 210 1.85 5.23 $ 38.10 $ 79,250
Johnson City, TN 140 1.79 5.06 $ 29.66 $ 61,700
Salem, OR 290 1.73 4.91 $ 28.45 $ 59,170
Bangor, ME 100 1.68 4.76 $ 27.91 $ 58,040
Gainesville, FL 210 1.59 4.51 $ 26.65 $ 55,440


Map of annual mean wages of social workers, all other by area, May 2021


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)
Springfield, MA-CT 70 0.22 0.63 $ 42.25 $ 87,870
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 30 0.25 0.71 $ 41.69 $ 86,720
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 300 0.11 0.32 $ 41.12 $ 85,540
Urban Honolulu, HI 170 0.44 1.23 $ 41.04 $ 85,360
Hinesville, GA 50 2.78 7.89 $ 40.86 $ 85,000
Manchester, NH 60 0.61 1.73 $ 40.27 $ 83,760
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 80 0.40 1.14 $ 40.17 $ 83,550
Fairbanks, AK (8) (8) (8) $ 39.78 $ 82,740
Killeen-Temple, TX 160 1.12 3.17 $ 39.76 $ 82,710
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 460 0.24 0.68 $ 39.64 $ 82,440

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 260 2.64 7.49 $ 25.42 $ 52,870
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 230 2.25 6.38 $ 29.47 $ 61,300
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 220 2.00 5.67 $ 28.78 $ 59,870
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 210 1.13 3.20 $ 31.75 $ 66,040
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 200 1.08 3.06 $ 27.70 $ 57,620

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 260 2.64 7.49 $ 25.42 $ 52,870
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 230 2.25 6.38 $ 29.47 $ 61,300
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 220 2.00 5.67 $ 28.78 $ 59,870
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 190 1.92 5.45 $ 27.33 $ 56,840
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 120 1.77 5.01 $ 26.43 $ 54,980

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 Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 1.17 $ 36.61 $ 76,140
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 1.35 $ 35.55 $ 73,940
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 60 0.77 2.17 $ 35.48 $ 73,790
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 0.54 $ 34.84 $ 72,470
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 1.60 $ 34.74 $ 72,250


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022