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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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

This major group comprises the following occupations: Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors ; 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 Educators ; 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)
2,171,820 0.4 % $23.69 $49,280 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.75 $16.30 $21.62 $29.04 $37.86
Annual Wage (2) $26,520 $33,910 $44,960 $60,390 $78,740


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 372,280 15.32 $19.96 $41,520
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 257,470 4.70 $25.90 $53,870
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 223,730 10.28 $24.55 $51,060
Elementary and Secondary Schools 215,870 2.53 $30.50 $63,450
Outpatient Care Centers 153,750 16.67 $22.08 $45,920

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 52,780 30.73 $17.97 $37,370
Religious Organizations 50,540 25.72 $22.30 $46,390
Other Residential Care Facilities 39,680 24.33 $17.88 $37,180
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 71,670 22.08 $17.76 $36,950
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 115,380 18.04 $17.97 $37,380

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) 21,870 1.09 $38.08 $79,210
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 360 0.10 $35.80 $74,460
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 30 0.57 $35.10 $73,010
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 70 0.01 $33.24 $69,130
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing (8) (8) $32.67 $67,950


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 282,230 16.59 1.11 $27.94 $58,120
New York 191,680 20.42 1.36 $25.78 $53,620
Texas 117,090 9.67 0.64 $23.77 $49,440
Pennsylvania 107,970 18.46 1.23 $21.84 $45,440
Florida 101,550 11.80 0.79 $21.37 $44,450




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 9,940 32.56 2.17 $21.70 $45,140
Massachusetts 84,380 23.63 1.57 $23.89 $49,680
Alaska 7,160 22.70 1.51 $25.77 $53,610
Connecticut 34,050 20.51 1.37 $27.62 $57,440
New York 191,680 20.42 1.36 $25.78 $53,620




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 11,730 16.46 1.10 $29.74 $61,860
California 282,230 16.59 1.11 $27.94 $58,120
Connecticut 34,050 20.51 1.37 $27.62 $57,440
New Jersey 69,550 17.17 1.14 $26.02 $54,120
New York 191,680 20.42 1.36 $25.78 $53,620





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 171,240 18.03 1.20 $26.91 $55,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 106,940 17.48 1.16 $28.19 $58,640
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 62,870 13.54 0.90 $23.83 $49,570
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 56,300 19.76 1.32 $23.09 $48,020
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 54,760 19.85 1.32 $24.33 $50,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 41,210 13.15 0.88 $29.25 $60,840
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 36,680 18.75 1.25 $24.20 $50,330
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 35,330 14.60 0.97 $30.22 $62,860
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 32,690 12.62 0.84 $22.02 $45,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 28,920 10.78 0.72 $24.00 $49,920