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

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

Community and Social Service Occupations 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 Community and Social Service Occupations
Industry profile for Community and Social Service Occupations
Geographic profile for Community and Social Service Occupations

National estimates for Community and Social Service Occupations:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Community and Social Service Occupations:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,231,070 0.5 % $ 25.09 $ 52,180 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Community and Social Service Occupations:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.91 $ 17.38 $ 22.85 $ 30.42 $ 39.64
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,940 $ 36,140 $ 47,520 $ 63,260 $ 82,450


Industry profile for Community and Social Service Occupations:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Community and Social Service Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 384,080 15.01 $ 21.26 $ 44,220
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 263,930 4.88 $ 27.25 $ 56,690
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 230,030 10.46 $ 25.59 $ 53,220
Elementary and Secondary Schools 225,430 2.73 $ 31.43 $ 65,370
Outpatient Care Centers 158,430 16.49 $ 24.02 $ 49,960

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Community and Social Service Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 54,180 29.76 $ 19.02 $ 39,560
Religious Organizations 49,850 26.57 $ 24.02 $ 49,960
Other Residential Care Facilities 39,170 24.47 $ 19.40 $ 40,360
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 60,440 21.04 $ 18.57 $ 38,630
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 106,690 16.87 $ 19.51 $ 40,590

Top paying industries for Community and Social Service Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 22,740 1.09 $ 40.42 $ 84,070
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 530 0.14 $ 38.95 $ 81,020
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 40 0.64 $ 37.08 $ 77,130
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 40 0.20 $ 35.64 $ 74,140
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 70 0.01 $ 32.92 $ 68,470


Geographic profile for Community and Social Service Occupations:

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





States with the highest employment level in Community and Social Service Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 315,400 19.20 1.20 $ 29.70 $ 61,780
New York 190,990 21.97 1.37 $ 27.16 $ 56,500
Texas 128,360 10.61 0.66 $ 24.27 $ 50,470
Florida 109,600 12.98 0.81 $ 22.12 $ 46,010
Pennsylvania 103,300 18.74 1.17 $ 23.25 $ 48,360




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Community and Social Service Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 9,720 34.60 2.16 $ 22.16 $ 46,100
Massachusetts 81,130 24.22 1.51 $ 25.67 $ 53,400
New York 190,990 21.97 1.37 $ 27.16 $ 56,500
Alaska 6,320 21.32 1.33 $ 27.65 $ 57,510
Connecticut 32,370 21.01 1.31 $ 28.26 $ 58,770




Top paying states for Community and Social Service Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 10,870 15.82 0.99 $ 31.58 $ 65,680
California 315,400 19.20 1.20 $ 29.70 $ 61,780
Connecticut 32,370 21.01 1.31 $ 28.26 $ 58,770
New Jersey 67,970 17.97 1.12 $ 27.71 $ 57,640
Alaska 6,320 21.32 1.33 $ 27.65 $ 57,510





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Community and Social Service Occupations:

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 172,960 19.58 1.22 $ 28.39 $ 59,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 120,690 20.73 1.29 $ 29.75 $ 61,880
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 62,800 14.40 0.90 $ 25.80 $ 53,660
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 53,090 20.41 1.27 $ 26.18 $ 54,440
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 51,290 19.02 1.19 $ 25.04 $ 52,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 43,860 14.51 0.90 $ 30.71 $ 63,880
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 38,900 16.69 1.04 $ 32.87 $ 68,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 35,360 19.12 1.19 $ 25.95 $ 53,980
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 34,300 13.68 0.85 $ 23.66 $ 49,220
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 32,070 15.21 0.95 $ 23.11 $ 48,060




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Community and Social Service Occupations:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Bedford, MA 2,970 50.04 3.12 $ 25.47 $ 52,970
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 1,810 35.96 2.24 $ 25.17 $ 52,350
Ithaca, NY 1,640 35.80 2.23 $ 28.06 $ 58,360
Waterbury, CT 2,200 35.07 2.19 $ 25.37 $ 52,770
Johnstown, PA 1,610 34.41 2.15 $ 20.75 $ 43,150
Duluth, MN-WI 4,060 34.31 2.14 $ 22.58 $ 46,960
Springfield, MA-CT 10,370 34.03 2.12 $ 24.57 $ 51,100
Chico, CA 2,410 32.74 2.04 $ 24.29 $ 50,530
Worcester, MA-CT 8,630 32.43 2.02 $ 24.17 $ 50,270
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 1,730 30.17 1.88 $ 25.95 $ 53,970


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