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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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

This major group comprises the following occupations: Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors ; Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors ; Marriage and Family Therapists ; Mental Health Counselors ; Rehabilitation 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)
2,019,250 0.4 % $22.69 $47,200 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.10 $15.59 $20.67 $28.02 $36.65
Annual Wage (2) $25,170 $32,420 $42,990 $58,280 $76,220


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 320,820 19.00 $18.93 $39,370
Local Government (OES Designation) 236,080 4.39 $24.62 $51,220
State Government (OES Designation) 219,300 10.03 $23.62 $49,140
Elementary and Secondary Schools 195,830 2.32 $29.84 $62,070
Outpatient Care Centers 144,620 17.34 $20.96 $43,590

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 47,870 29.73 $16.98 $35,330
Religious Organizations 48,370 25.24 $21.14 $43,970
Other Residential Care Facilities 40,380 24.98 $17.16 $35,700
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 76,090 23.04 $16.92 $35,190
Individual and Family Services 320,820 19.00 $18.93 $39,370

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) 21,420 1.06 $36.25 $75,410
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 380 0.19 $34.54 $71,850
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 50 0.02 $34.15 $71,030
Software Publishers 30 0.01 $32.39 $67,360
Elementary and Secondary Schools 195,830 2.32 $29.84 $62,070


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 234,350 14.68 1.02 $26.40 $54,920
New York 175,790 19.32 1.34 $24.93 $51,850
Texas 111,510 9.49 0.66 $23.21 $48,280
Pennsylvania 108,820 18.93 1.32 $20.60 $42,840
Florida 84,600 10.29 0.72 $21.31 $44,310




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 9,190 30.17 2.10 $20.17 $41,950
Massachusetts 81,560 23.57 1.64 $22.71 $47,240
Alaska 7,480 23.13 1.61 $25.49 $53,010
Montana 9,770 21.48 1.49 $18.58 $38,650
Connecticut 35,490 21.30 1.48 $26.32 $54,750




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 11,840 16.86 1.17 $27.24 $56,660
California 234,350 14.68 1.02 $26.40 $54,920
Connecticut 35,490 21.30 1.48 $26.32 $54,750
New Jersey 61,970 15.67 1.09 $26.12 $54,330
Alaska 7,480 23.13 1.61 $25.49 $53,010