Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

21-1029 Social Workers, All Other

All social workers not listed separately.


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)
59,540 1.6 % $28.56 $59,410 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.15 $20.73 $28.96 $36.07 $40.96
Annual Wage (2) $33,600 $43,110 $60,230 $75,020 $85,190


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)
Local Government (OES Designation) 16,280 0.30 $28.91 $60,130
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 14,540 0.72 $35.64 $74,140
State Government (OES Designation) 12,240 0.56 $24.54 $51,050
Individual and Family Services 4,490 0.27 $22.53 $46,860
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,780 0.05 $31.40 $65,310

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 1,660 1.03 $18.63 $38,750
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 14,540 0.72 $35.64 $74,140
State Government (OES Designation) 12,240 0.56 $24.54 $51,050
Local Government (OES Designation) 16,280 0.30 $28.91 $60,130
Individual and Family Services 4,490 0.27 $22.53 $46,860

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 60 0.01 $38.12 $79,290
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 14,540 0.72 $35.64 $74,140
Insurance Carriers 220 0.02 $34.51 $71,780
Lessors of Real Estate 100 0.02 $33.36 $69,390
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 50 (7) $32.73 $68,080


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 10,890 0.68 1.61 $31.46 $65,440
New York 8,150 0.90 2.11 $30.59 $63,630
Illinois 5,210 0.88 2.08 $31.37 $65,240
Ohio 3,210 0.60 1.42 $23.05 $47,940
South Carolina 2,980 1.51 3.55 $20.90 $43,480




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)
South Carolina 2,980 1.51 3.55 $20.90 $43,480
Montana 610 1.35 3.18 $20.11 $41,820
Oregon 1,740 0.97 2.29 $24.08 $50,090
New York 8,150 0.90 2.11 $30.59 $63,630
Illinois 5,210 0.88 2.08 $31.37 $65,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 90 0.19 0.45 $36.67 $76,280
Massachusetts 660 0.19 0.45 $35.22 $73,270
Hawaii 270 0.43 1.02 $34.74 $72,260
District of Columbia 290 0.41 0.96 $34.37 $71,490
Idaho 80 0.12 0.28 $33.73 $70,150





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 3,830 0.58 1.37 $32.75 $68,110
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,110 0.86 2.02 $33.19 $69,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,780 0.42 0.99 $32.02 $66,600
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,500 1.10 2.60 $31.56 $65,650
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 970 0.86 2.03 $24.61 $51,190
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 950 0.74 1.74 $33.21 $69,080
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 930 0.48 1.13 $27.03 $56,230
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 900 0.83 1.95 $36.15 $75,200
Columbia, SC 880 2.35 5.55 $21.56 $44,840
Visalia-Porterville, CA 840 5.77 13.61 $22.83 $47,480




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)
Visalia-Porterville, CA 840 5.77 13.61 $22.83 $47,480
Mansfield, OH 120 2.43 5.72 $21.95 $45,650
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 100 2.41 5.67 $28.76 $59,820
Santa Fe, NM 150 2.39 5.64 $25.38 $52,780
Columbia, SC 880 2.35 5.55 $21.56 $44,840
Springfield, IL 210 2.00 4.72 $29.66 $61,680
Florence, SC 160 1.88 4.44 $19.33 $40,200
Great Falls, MT 70 1.86 4.38 $19.35 $40,250
Grants Pass, OR 40 1.84 4.35 $22.95 $47,740
Kingston, NY 110 1.82 4.29 $27.13 $56,440