Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
58,150 1.6 % $29.28 $60,900 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.65 $21.33 $29.80 $37.00 $41.71
Annual Wage (2) $34,640 $44,360 $61,980 $76,970 $86,760


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, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 16,180 0.30 $29.46 $61,270
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 14,990 0.74 $36.45 $75,820
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 11,290 0.52 $25.80 $53,670
Individual and Family Services 4,710 0.20 $22.78 $47,380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,410 0.04 $31.20 $64,900

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 1,980 1.18 $18.78 $39,060
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 14,990 0.74 $36.45 $75,820
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 11,290 0.52 $25.80 $53,670
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 16,180 0.30 $29.46 $61,270
Other Residential Care Facilities 460 0.28 $24.51 $50,970

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) 14,990 0.74 $36.45 $75,820
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 70 0.01 $34.83 $72,450
Insurance Carriers 120 0.01 $32.59 $67,800
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 80 0.01 $32.46 $67,520
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,410 0.04 $31.20 $64,900


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 10,600 0.63 1.56 $31.88 $66,300
New York 7,940 0.86 2.11 $31.02 $64,530
Illinois 4,940 0.83 2.04 $31.68 $65,890
Ohio 3,420 0.64 1.56 $23.40 $48,680
South Carolina 2,500 1.24 3.05 $21.73 $45,190




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)
Montana 660 1.42 3.49 $20.36 $42,340
South Carolina 2,500 1.24 3.05 $21.73 $45,190
North Dakota 500 1.19 2.93 $28.19 $58,630
Oregon 2,020 1.11 2.71 $25.66 $53,370
New York 7,940 0.86 2.11 $31.02 $64,530




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 110 0.22 0.54 $36.40 $75,710
Hawaii 270 0.42 1.03 $35.72 $74,290
Massachusetts 620 0.18 0.43 $35.55 $73,940
New Hampshire (8) (8) (8) $34.65 $72,070
District of Columbia 300 0.42 1.02 $34.36 $71,470



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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 3,670 0.55 1.34 $32.79 $68,200
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,900 0.79 1.94 $33.73 $70,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,850 0.42 1.03 $31.87 $66,280
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,510 1.05 2.57 $32.27 $67,130
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,090 0.94 2.30 $26.24 $54,580
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 930 0.72 1.75 $33.80 $70,300
Rochester, NY 840 1.65 4.03 $28.52 $59,320
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 840 0.87 2.14 $35.16 $73,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 800 0.41 0.99 $28.87 $60,050
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 760 0.67 1.64 $38.51 $80,100


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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)
Mansfield, OH 120 2.45 6.02 $22.73 $47,270
Santa Fe, NM 140 2.30 5.63 $25.54 $53,110
Great Falls, MT 70 2.03 4.98 $19.02 $39,570
Carbondale-Marion, IL 100 1.95 4.79 $27.92 $58,080
Grants Pass, OR 50 1.92 4.70 $24.85 $51,680
Decatur, IL 90 1.88 4.62 $25.08 $52,160
Kingston, NY 110 1.84 4.52 $27.37 $56,940
Bismarck, ND 130 1.79 4.39 $26.65 $55,430
Chico, CA 140 1.76 4.31 $24.21 $50,350
Springfield, IL 190 1.74 4.27 $30.74 $63,940


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.36 0.87 $42.47 $88,330
Springfield, MA-CT 60 0.19 0.46 $40.96 $85,210
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $40.11 $83,440
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 230 0.08 0.19 $39.91 $83,000
Santa Rosa, CA 250 1.22 2.99 $39.55 $82,270
Napa, CA 50 0.62 1.52 $38.98 $81,070
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 760 0.67 1.64 $38.51 $80,100
Urban Honolulu, HI 200 0.43 1.04 $37.81 $78,650
Worcester, MA-CT 40 0.13 0.33 $37.78 $78,580
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 60 0.46 1.14 $37.43 $77,860

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 220 1.64 4.03 $21.40 $44,510
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 220 1.29 3.17 $28.72 $59,730
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 220 1.21 2.97 $26.28 $54,670
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 190 1.54 3.77 $25.75 $53,560
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 190 0.58 1.43 $18.51 $38,510

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 3.30 8.08 $22.75 $47,320
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 130 1.99 4.88 $26.58 $55,280
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 1.71 4.20 $19.93 $41,450
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 220 1.64 4.03 $21.40 $44,510
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area 60 1.60 3.93 $28.68 $59,650

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.13 0.33 $36.60 $76,130
Arizona nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $36.17 $75,240
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 1.03 $35.76 $74,370
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.45 $34.91 $72,620
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 100 0.75 1.84 $34.78 $72,340


About May 2017 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018