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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers

Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.


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)
327,710 0.9 % $24.53 $51,030 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.84 $17.94 $22.78 $29.13 $37.61
Annual Wage (2) $30,870 $37,320 $47,390 $60,600 $78,230


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 82,350 3.24 $21.21 $44,120
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 66,370 3.05 $24.45 $50,860
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 63,240 1.14 $27.17 $56,510
Elementary and Secondary Schools 45,480 0.53 $30.68 $63,810
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 9,580 5.27 $20.07 $41,740

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Residential Care Facilities 8,930 5.49 $19.87 $41,320
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 9,580 5.27 $20.07 $41,740
Individual and Family Services 82,350 3.24 $21.21 $44,120
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 66,370 3.05 $24.45 $50,860
Social Advocacy Organizations 3,990 1.79 $20.80 $43,270

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 590 0.08 $30.82 $64,110
Elementary and Secondary Schools 45,480 0.53 $30.68 $63,810
Home Health Care Services 680 0.05 $28.79 $59,890
Technical and Trade Schools 100 0.08 $28.04 $58,320
Employment Services 1,450 0.04 $27.84 $57,910


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 32,630 1.88 0.84 $28.84 $59,990
New York 29,880 3.14 1.41 $29.03 $60,380
Pennsylvania 21,180 3.59 1.61 $21.57 $44,870
Texas 21,120 1.70 0.76 $23.59 $49,060
Illinois 14,720 2.44 1.09 $26.63 $55,390




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 Dakota 1,720 4.04 1.81 $19.55 $40,660
Kentucky 7,520 3.96 1.78 $20.46 $42,570
Vermont 1,180 3.85 1.73 $24.88 $51,750
Oklahoma 5,930 3.67 1.64 $18.08 $37,610
Alaska 1,160 3.65 1.63 $25.34 $52,710




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 2,250 3.11 1.39 $34.42 $71,590
New Jersey 4,910 1.20 0.54 $33.09 $68,830
Connecticut 5,360 3.22 1.44 $32.87 $68,360
Rhode Island 1,660 3.44 1.54 $30.44 $63,310
Maryland 4,610 1.71 0.77 $29.76 $61,910





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 24,950 2.58 1.16 $30.57 $63,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 15,160 2.43 1.09 $30.68 $63,810
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 10,600 2.27 1.02 $26.76 $55,660
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 8,700 3.02 1.36 $23.89 $49,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,490 2.04 0.92 $32.39 $67,370
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 6,440 2.30 1.03 $26.31 $54,720
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,360 1.47 0.66 $24.91 $51,820
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 5,090 2.57 1.15 $25.43 $52,900
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,750 2.41 1.08 $28.24 $58,740
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,580 2.16 0.97 $20.51 $42,650