Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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

This major group comprises the following occupations: Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors ; 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 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)
2,096,740 0.4 % $23.10 $48,050 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.35 $15.89 $21.08 $28.51 $37.19
Annual Wage (2) $25,690 $33,050 $43,840 $59,300 $77,360


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 355,910 15.45 $19.65 $40,880
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 243,430 4.47 $24.95 $51,900
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 221,920 10.15 $24.06 $50,050
Elementary and Secondary Schools 203,350 2.40 $30.25 $62,910
Outpatient Care Centers 146,330 16.62 $21.44 $44,590

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 50,200 29.92 $17.34 $36,060
Religious Organizations 49,390 25.51 $21.60 $44,920
Other Residential Care Facilities 40,040 24.52 $17.44 $36,260
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 75,920 22.96 $17.24 $35,860
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 112,150 17.89 $17.43 $36,250

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) 21,960 1.08 $37.08 $77,140
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 300 0.09 $35.50 $73,840
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 40 0.01 $35.04 $72,890
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 40 1.00 $32.62 $67,850
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 50 0.02 $31.69 $65,920


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 268,430 16.08 1.09 $26.44 $55,000
New York 178,390 19.37 1.32 $25.26 $52,550
Texas 116,000 9.76 0.66 $23.39 $48,660
Pennsylvania 107,240 18.55 1.26 $21.30 $44,300
Florida 92,640 11.00 0.75 $21.12 $43,930




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 9,620 31.54 2.14 $21.13 $43,960
Alaska 7,400 23.25 1.58 $25.25 $52,520
Massachusetts 80,520 22.82 1.55 $23.25 $48,360
Connecticut 34,410 20.80 1.41 $27.30 $56,780
Montana 9,470 20.55 1.40 $18.94 $39,390




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 11,710 16.53 1.12 $28.97 $60,270
Connecticut 34,410 20.80 1.41 $27.30 $56,780
California 268,430 16.08 1.09 $26.44 $55,000
New Jersey 67,560 16.86 1.15 $25.96 $54,010
Hawaii 10,300 16.28 1.11 $25.62 $53,280



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 122,100 18.24 1.24 $26.40 $54,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 82,660 18.66 1.27 $27.25 $56,680
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 45,920 12.54 0.85 $24.22 $50,390
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 34,840 18.03 1.23 $23.44 $48,760
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 33,900 18.43 1.25 $24.55 $51,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 31,890 12.66 0.86 $28.60 $59,480
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 29,370 14.83 1.01 $22.10 $45,980
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 26,310 10.04 0.68 $24.26 $50,470
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 23,540 26.02 1.77 $21.79 $45,330
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 23,370 7.98 0.54 $25.06 $52,130