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

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 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
Industry profile for Child, Family, and School Social Workers
Geographic profile for Child, Family, and School Social Workers

National estimates for Child, Family, and School Social Workers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Child, Family, and School Social Workers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
328,120 1.2 % $ 25.18 $ 52,370 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Child, Family, and School Social Workers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.53 $ 18.44 $ 23.28 $ 29.85 $ 38.60
Annual Wage (2) $ 32,300 $ 38,350 $ 48,430 $ 62,080 $ 80,290


Industry profile for Child, Family, and School Social Workers: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Child, Family, and School Social Workers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Child, Family, and School Social Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Child, Family, and School Social Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 84,350 3.30 $ 21.81 $ 45,360
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 69,950 3.18 $ 25.00 $ 52,000
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 62,000 1.15 $ 28.05 $ 58,350
Elementary and Secondary Schools 45,960 0.56 $ 31.29 $ 65,080
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 9,620 5.29 $ 20.07 $ 41,740

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Child, Family, and School Social Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 9,620 5.29 $ 20.07 $ 41,740
Other Residential Care Facilities 7,830 4.89 $ 20.97 $ 43,610
Individual and Family Services 84,350 3.30 $ 21.81 $ 45,360
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 69,950 3.18 $ 25.00 $ 52,000
Social Advocacy Organizations 3,720 1.69 $ 21.43 $ 44,570

Top paying industries for Child, Family, and School Social Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations (8) (8) $ 37.63 $ 78,280
Junior Colleges 550 0.08 $ 31.92 $ 66,380
Elementary and Secondary Schools 45,960 0.56 $ 31.29 $ 65,080
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 160 0.02 $ 30.26 $ 62,940
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 180 0.07 $ 29.72 $ 61,820


Geographic profile for Child, Family, and School Social Workers: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Child, Family, and School Social Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 38,750 2.36 1.00 $ 28.10 $ 58,450
New York 25,840 2.97 1.26 $ 30.65 $ 63,740
Pennsylvania 20,660 3.75 1.59 $ 22.17 $ 46,110
Texas 20,470 1.69 0.72 $ 24.23 $ 50,390
Illinois 15,780 2.80 1.19 $ 27.92 $ 58,080




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Child, Family, and School Social Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 1,150 4.10 1.74 $ 25.98 $ 54,030
South Dakota 1,680 4.08 1.73 $ 20.16 $ 41,940
Rhode Island 1,800 4.07 1.73 $ 31.46 $ 65,430
Oklahoma 6,200 3.96 1.68 $ 19.22 $ 39,980
Kentucky 6,960 3.91 1.66 $ 20.56 $ 42,770




Top paying states for Child, Family, and School Social Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 2,120 3.08 1.31 $ 34.54 $ 71,840
New Jersey 4,720 1.25 0.53 $ 34.19 $ 71,110
Connecticut 5,650 3.67 1.56 $ 32.81 $ 68,230
Rhode Island 1,800 4.07 1.73 $ 31.46 $ 65,430
New York 25,840 2.97 1.26 $ 30.65 $ 63,740





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Child, Family, and School Social Workers:

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 21,510 2.43 1.03 $ 32.35 $ 67,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 19,800 3.40 1.44 $ 29.24 $ 60,810
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 11,530 2.64 1.12 $ 28.11 $ 58,460
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 9,250 3.43 1.45 $ 24.57 $ 51,100
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 7,170 2.75 1.17 $ 26.86 $ 55,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,540 2.16 0.92 $ 34.11 $ 70,940
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,340 1.49 0.63 $ 25.21 $ 52,430
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,930 2.34 0.99 $ 21.43 $ 44,580
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,670 2.53 1.07 $ 28.65 $ 59,580
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 4,660 2.62 1.11 $ 25.77 $ 53,610




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Child, Family, and School Social Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Waterbury, CT 460 7.25 3.07 $ 30.67 $ 63,800
Springfield, MA-CT 2,050 6.74 2.86 $ 21.49 $ 44,690
Bay City, MI 190 6.21 2.63 $ 21.82 $ 45,390
Terre Haute, IN 360 5.77 2.45 $ 21.00 $ 43,680
Muskegon, MI 310 5.71 2.42 $ 26.07 $ 54,220
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 220 5.64 2.39 $ 21.64 $ 45,020
Rapid City, SD 350 5.50 2.33 $ 20.10 $ 41,800
Kingston, NY 290 5.28 2.24 $ 30.13 $ 62,670
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 690 5.09 2.16 $ 17.99 $ 37,420
New Bedford, MA 300 5.06 2.15 $ 25.37 $ 52,780