Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
320,170 0.8 % $23.92 $49,760 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.21 $17.37 $22.24 $28.56 $36.90
Annual Wage (2) $29,550 $36,140 $46,270 $59,400 $76,750


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 79,280 3.26 $20.66 $42,970
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 65,200 2.99 $23.87 $49,650
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 60,630 1.11 $26.86 $55,860
Elementary and Secondary Schools 43,190 0.51 $30.29 $63,000
Other Residential Care Facilities 9,510 5.83 $19.21 $39,950

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 9,510 5.83 $19.21 $39,950
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 9,390 5.47 $19.28 $40,110
Individual and Family Services 79,280 3.26 $20.66 $42,970
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 65,200 2.99 $23.87 $49,650
Social Advocacy Organizations 3,980 1.85 $20.92 $43,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 43,190 0.51 $30.29 $63,000
Junior Colleges 470 0.07 $29.85 $62,080
Technical and Trade Schools 130 0.10 $27.72 $57,660
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,170 0.07 $27.55 $57,300
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 60,630 1.11 $26.86 $55,860


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 31,290 1.84 0.83 $28.61 $59,500
New York 28,530 3.04 1.37 $27.91 $58,050
Pennsylvania 20,160 3.45 1.56 $21.00 $43,680
Texas 19,510 1.61 0.73 $23.52 $48,920
Illinois 13,910 2.32 1.05 $26.97 $56,100




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 1,480 4.70 2.12 $23.55 $48,970
South Dakota 1,750 4.14 1.87 $19.25 $40,030
Kentucky 7,740 4.10 1.85 $19.69 $40,950
Vermont 1,250 4.09 1.85 $24.17 $50,270
Oklahoma 6,330 3.97 1.80 $17.53 $36,470




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 2,080 2.92 1.32 $33.78 $70,270
Connecticut 5,370 3.23 1.46 $33.42 $69,520
New Jersey 5,060 1.25 0.57 $32.55 $67,700
Rhode Island 1,770 3.66 1.66 $29.54 $61,440
California 31,290 1.84 0.83 $28.61 $59,500





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 23,690 2.49 1.13 $29.61 $61,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 14,610 2.39 1.08 $30.87 $64,200
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 10,400 2.24 1.01 $26.96 $56,070
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 9,150 3.21 1.45 $23.27 $48,400
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 7,480 2.71 1.23 $25.69 $53,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,400 2.04 0.92 $31.56 $65,650
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 5,230 2.65 1.20 $25.01 $52,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,050 1.88 0.85 $20.57 $42,780
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,770 2.44 1.10 $27.40 $56,990
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,560 1.28 0.58 $24.51 $50,980