Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
306,370 0.8 % $23.28 $48,430 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.71 $16.86 $21.34 $27.91 $36.51
Annual Wage (2) $28,520 $35,070 $44,380 $58,050 $75,940


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 76,480 3.32 $20.34 $42,300
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 63,100 2.89 $23.09 $48,020
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 54,450 1.00 $26.29 $54,680
Elementary and Secondary Schools 39,940 0.47 $30.14 $62,690
Other Residential Care Facilities 9,670 5.93 $18.53 $38,540

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 9,670 5.93 $18.53 $38,540
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 8,930 5.32 $19.11 $39,740
Individual and Family Services 76,480 3.32 $20.34 $42,300
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 63,100 2.89 $23.09 $48,020
Social Advocacy Organizations 4,170 1.96 $19.88 $41,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 39,940 0.47 $30.14 $62,690
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 130 0.03 $29.82 $62,030
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 130 0.01 $29.59 $61,550
Technical and Trade Schools 90 0.07 $26.78 $55,700
Other Schools and Instruction 280 0.06 $26.30 $54,700


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 32,050 1.92 0.89 $26.84 $55,830
New York 25,330 2.75 1.28 $27.23 $56,650
Pennsylvania 19,440 3.36 1.56 $20.60 $42,860
Texas 17,560 1.48 0.69 $21.14 $43,980
Michigan 13,450 3.14 1.46 $23.65 $49,190




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)
Alaska 1,570 4.94 2.30 $22.51 $46,810
Oklahoma 6,970 4.43 2.06 $17.96 $37,350
Vermont 1,320 4.32 2.01 $22.01 $45,780
Kentucky 7,790 4.15 1.93 $19.41 $40,370
South Dakota 1,620 3.85 1.79 $19.12 $39,770




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 5,530 3.34 1.56 $32.59 $67,780
New Jersey 5,470 1.37 0.64 $32.02 $66,610
District of Columbia 2,100 2.96 1.38 $31.15 $64,800
Rhode Island 1,520 3.20 1.49 $29.58 $61,530
Illinois 12,420 2.09 0.97 $27.95 $58,140



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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 18,160 2.71 1.26 $28.56 $59,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,290 2.55 1.19 $29.81 $62,000
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 7,100 1.94 0.90 $28.57 $59,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,150 2.05 0.95 $31.75 $66,040
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 4,700 2.56 1.19 $27.46 $57,120
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,410 4.88 2.27 $22.62 $47,060
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,220 2.19 1.02 $26.28 $54,660
Pittsburgh, PA 3,830 3.38 1.57 $19.65 $40,870
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,700 1.87 0.87 $18.77 $39,050
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,590 1.37 0.64 $19.88 $41,340


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Springfield, MA-CT 2,710 8.24 3.83 $18.52 $38,530
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton, MA NECTA Division 430 7.18 3.34 $26.19 $54,470
Bay City, MI 240 7.05 3.28 $17.95 $37,330
Waterbury, CT 420 6.10 2.84 $32.76 $68,130
Missoula, MT 330 5.57 2.59 $16.07 $33,430
Albany, GA 330 5.51 2.56 $17.00 $35,360
Fairbanks, AK 200 5.45 2.54 $22.34 $46,470
Altoona, PA 300 5.27 2.45 $15.71 $32,680
Oklahoma City, OK 3,120 5.16 2.40 $18.54 $38,550
Duluth, MN-WI 650 5.16 2.40 $27.08 $56,320