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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

21-1029 Social Workers, All Other

All social workers not listed separately.


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 occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
58,410 1.5 % $29.69 $61,750 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.45 $20.95 $29.44 $37.84 $43.65
Annual Wage (2) $34,210 $43,570 $61,230 $78,720 $90,800


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,180 0.81 $36.51 $75,940
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 14,650 0.26 $32.28 $67,140
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 10,440 0.48 $22.98 $47,790
Individual and Family Services 4,900 0.19 $22.72 $47,260
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 2,600 1.43 $22.17 $46,120

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 2,600 1.43 $22.17 $46,120
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,180 0.81 $36.51 $75,940
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 10,440 0.48 $22.98 $47,790
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 14,650 0.26 $32.28 $67,140
Social Advocacy Organizations 490 0.22 $23.17 $48,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 100 0.03 $39.93 $83,050
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,180 0.81 $36.51 $75,940
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities (8) (8) $35.69 $74,240
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,370 0.02 $34.98 $72,760
Insurance Carriers 70 0.01 $33.59 $69,870


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 12,210 0.70 1.77 $34.14 $71,020
New York 4,910 0.52 1.30 $32.49 $67,580
Florida 3,880 0.44 1.11 $24.99 $51,980
Ohio 2,870 0.53 1.32 $25.79 $53,650
South Carolina 2,770 1.32 3.31 $21.97 $45,700




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)
South Carolina 2,770 1.32 3.31 $21.97 $45,700
Montana 560 1.20 3.02 $21.31 $44,320
Oregon 2,170 1.14 2.87 $26.44 $55,000
Maine 580 0.95 2.40 $25.86 $53,790
California 12,210 0.70 1.77 $34.14 $71,020




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 200 0.32 0.80 $39.19 $81,520
Rhode Island 130 0.28 0.69 $35.83 $74,520
Massachusetts 520 0.14 0.36 $35.76 $74,390
New Hampshire (8) (8) (8) $35.65 $74,160
Georgia 980 0.22 0.55 $35.50 $73,830





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 3,330 0.34 0.87 $33.74 $70,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,160 0.35 0.87 $34.23 $71,190
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,600 1.04 2.61 $35.02 $72,830
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,380 0.56 1.41 $38.93 $80,980
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,140 1.12 2.82 $37.32 $77,620
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,120 0.24 0.60 $34.19 $71,120
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,080 0.89 2.25 $27.44 $57,080
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,000 0.38 0.95 $24.70 $51,380
Columbia, SC 930 2.43 6.12 $22.38 $46,540
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 900 0.79 1.98 $46.96 $97,680




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

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