Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
298,840 0.8 % $22.84 $47,510 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.37 $16.46 $20.79 $27.28 $36.13
Annual Wage (2) $27,800 $34,230 $43,250 $56,740 $75,140


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 72,470 4.29 $19.95 $41,500
State Government (OES Designation) 62,690 2.87 $22.58 $46,970
Local Government (OES Designation) 52,220 0.97 $26.06 $54,210
Elementary and Secondary Schools 38,780 0.46 $29.89 $62,170
Outpatient Care Centers 10,050 1.21 $19.71 $40,990

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 9,340 5.78 $18.42 $38,310
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 9,300 5.77 $18.19 $37,840
Individual and Family Services 72,470 4.29 $19.95 $41,500
State Government (OES Designation) 62,690 2.87 $22.58 $46,970
Social Advocacy Organizations 4,190 2.04 $19.95 $41,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 38,780 0.46 $29.89 $62,170
Other Schools and Instruction 490 0.12 $28.93 $60,180
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 130 0.03 $28.90 $60,110
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 140 0.01 $26.46 $55,030
Local Government (OES Designation) 52,220 0.97 $26.06 $54,210


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 30,310 1.90 0.89 $26.10 $54,290
New York 22,630 2.49 1.17 $27.87 $57,970
Pennsylvania 18,580 3.23 1.52 $19.76 $41,090
Texas 16,640 1.42 0.67 $21.06 $43,800
Michigan 13,490 3.20 1.50 $22.83 $47,480




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 1,500 4.91 2.31 $20.56 $42,760
Oklahoma 6,890 4.34 2.04 $18.05 $37,550
Kentucky 7,800 4.17 1.96 $18.64 $38,780
Alaska 1,290 3.99 1.88 $23.62 $49,130
South Dakota 1,620 3.89 1.83 $19.34 $40,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 5,650 3.39 1.59 $31.93 $66,410
District of Columbia 2,090 2.98 1.40 $30.42 $63,260
New Jersey 6,310 1.59 0.75 $29.68 $61,740
Rhode Island 1,740 3.66 1.72 $28.68 $59,660
Illinois 12,150 2.06 0.97 $28.27 $58,790





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 16,420 2.49 1.17 $28.91 $60,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,070 2.62 1.23 $29.11 $60,540
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 6,680 1.84 0.86 $28.83 $59,970
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 5,270 2.92 1.37 $25.97 $54,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,210 2.09 0.98 $31.02 $64,530
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,780 5.37 2.52 $21.64 $45,000
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,420 2.31 1.09 $26.82 $55,780
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,940 2.03 0.96 $17.58 $36,560
St. Louis, MO-IL 3,610 2.68 1.26 $18.97 $39,470
Pittsburgh, PA 3,540 3.12 1.47 $19.23 $40,000