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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2023

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)
58,460 1.8 % $ 33.08 $ 68,800 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Social Workers, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 19.03 $ 22.96 $ 30.66 $ 42.18 $ 50.28
Annual Wage (2) $ 39,580 $ 47,770 $ 63,770 $ 87,730 $ 104,580


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, State, and Local Government, excluding State and Local Government Schools and Hospitals and the U.S. Postal Service (OEWS Designation) 19,200 0.90 $ 45.32 $ 94,260
Local Government, excluding Schools and Hospitals (OEWS Designation) 9,550 0.17 $ 31.67 $ 65,880
State Government, excluding Schools and Hospitals (OEWS Designation) 8,150 0.38 $ 26.48 $ 55,070
Individual and Family Services 7,480 0.25 $ 23.78 $ 49,470
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 2,470 1.14 $ 23.43 $ 48,720

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 2,470 1.14 $ 23.43 $ 48,720
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding State and Local Government Schools and Hospitals and the U.S. Postal Service (OEWS Designation) 19,200 0.90 $ 45.32 $ 94,260
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,780 0.70 $ 26.32 $ 54,750
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1,420 0.51 $ 24.34 $ 50,620
State Government, excluding Schools and Hospitals (OEWS Designation) 8,150 0.38 $ 26.48 $ 55,070

Top paying industries for Social Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding State and Local Government Schools and Hospitals and the U.S. Postal Service (OEWS Designation) 19,200 0.90 $ 45.32 $ 94,260
Office Administrative Services (8) (8) $ 43.35 $ 90,160
Legal Services 430 0.04 $ 37.22 $ 77,410
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 580 0.01 $ 34.95 $ 72,690
Insurance Carriers 40 (7) $ 34.18 $ 71,100


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 2023


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 7,470 0.42 1.08 $ 34.77 $ 72,320
Florida 4,360 0.46 1.18 $ 28.55 $ 59,390
Minnesota 3,790 1.31 3.41 $ 34.17 $ 71,080
Wisconsin 2,720 0.94 2.45 $ 28.87 $ 60,050
Ohio 2,630 0.48 1.25 $ 29.90 $ 62,190


Map of location quotient of social workers, all other by state, May 2023


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)
Minnesota 3,790 1.31 3.41 $ 34.17 $ 71,080
Oregon 2,480 1.27 3.31 $ 30.43 $ 63,300
Alaska 390 1.24 3.21 $ 33.02 $ 68,670
Maine 650 1.05 2.72 $ 28.78 $ 59,850
Wisconsin 2,720 0.94 2.45 $ 28.87 $ 60,050


Map of annual mean wages of social workers, all other by state, May 2023


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)
District of Columbia 280 0.40 1.04 $ 45.31 $ 94,250
New Hampshire 80 0.11 0.30 $ 45.15 $ 93,910
Rhode Island 140 0.28 0.72 $ 44.96 $ 93,520
Oklahoma 300 0.18 0.46 $ 43.79 $ 91,090
Washington 730 0.21 0.54 $ 43.55 $ 90,580



Map of employment of social workers, all other by area, May 2023


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 2,310 0.37 0.97 $ 33.64 $ 69,980
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,960 1.03 2.67 $ 33.66 $ 70,010
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,960 0.21 0.53 $ 37.61 $ 78,230
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,370 0.86 2.24 $ 28.16 $ 58,570
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,300 0.29 0.75 $ 32.76 $ 68,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,090 0.48 1.24 $ 31.49 $ 65,500
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,070 0.89 2.31 $ 31.36 $ 65,240
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,000 0.41 1.07 $ 36.94 $ 76,840
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 860 0.32 0.82 $ 30.52 $ 63,470
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 840 0.30 0.77 $ 35.40 $ 73,630


Map of location quotient of social workers, all other by area, May 2023


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)
Medford, OR 250 2.83 7.35 $ 31.39 $ 65,280
Yuba City, CA 120 2.42 6.28 $ 36.37 $ 75,650
Rochester, MN 270 2.23 5.79 $ 39.23 $ 81,590
Grants Pass, OR 70 2.15 5.59 $ 30.56 $ 63,560
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 100 2.11 5.49 $ 33.29 $ 69,250
Grand Junction, CO 130 1.97 5.12 $ 26.93 $ 56,020
Johnson City, TN 140 1.74 4.52 $ 32.54 $ 67,680
Battle Creek, MI 90 1.64 4.26 $ 42.12 $ 87,610
Eau Claire, WI 140 1.60 4.16 $ 26.54 $ 55,200
Salem, OR 290 1.58 4.09 $ 32.46 $ 67,510


Map of annual mean wages of social workers, all other by area, May 2023


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)
Reno, NV 110 0.43 1.12 $ 57.08 $ 118,730
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 320 0.29 0.76 $ 45.27 $ 94,170
Oklahoma City, OK 140 0.21 0.55 $ 45.23 $ 94,080
Lebanon, PA 80 1.51 3.92 $ 44.99 $ 93,590
Santa Rosa, CA 80 0.40 1.03 $ 44.89 $ 93,360
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 480 0.23 0.59 $ 44.61 $ 92,780
Cheyenne, WY 40 0.82 2.12 $ 44.50 $ 92,560
Killeen-Temple, TX 150 0.99 2.58 $ 44.23 $ 91,990
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 150 0.26 0.67 $ 43.64 $ 90,780
Asheville, NC 100 0.47 1.23 $ 43.48 $ 90,440

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 530 2.78 7.21 $ 32.75 $ 68,120
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 290 1.94 5.05 $ 36.47 $ 75,870
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 240 1.28 3.33 $ 29.07 $ 60,460
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 240 2.02 5.25 $ 33.89 $ 70,500
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 230 2.15 5.58 $ 32.50 $ 67,600

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 530 2.78 7.21 $ 32.75 $ 68,120
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 2.31 6.00 $ 33.00 $ 68,650
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 230 2.15 5.58 $ 32.50 $ 67,600
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 150 2.10 5.44 $ 29.20 $ 6