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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
57,440 1.3 % $30.12 $62,660 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.98 $21.82 $30.35 $37.83 $43.50
Annual Wage (2) $35,310 $45,380 $63,140 $78,680 $90,490


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 15,230 0.76 $37.31 $77,610
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 14,110 0.26 $31.84 $66,230
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 12,070 0.55 $25.40 $52,840
Individual and Family Services 4,840 0.20 $22.68 $47,180
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 2,260 1.32 $22.98 $47,790

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 2,260 1.32 $22.98 $47,790
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 15,230 0.76 $37.31 $77,610
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 12,070 0.55 $25.40 $52,840
Other Residential Care Facilities 450 0.28 $23.02 $47,890
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 14,110 0.26 $31.84 $66,230

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) 15,230 0.76 $37.31 $77,610
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 90 0.01 $35.55 $73,950
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 110 0.04 $35.14 $73,090
Insurance Carriers 80 0.01 $33.65 $70,000
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $33.31 $69,290


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 10,660 0.63 1.58 $34.71 $72,200
New York 5,790 0.62 1.55 $32.27 $67,120
Illinois 4,990 0.83 2.10 $29.63 $61,640
Ohio 3,010 0.56 1.40 $24.76 $51,490
South Carolina 2,660 1.29 3.25 $21.93 $45,610




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 610 1.32 3.33 $21.14 $43,980
South Carolina 2,660 1.29 3.25 $21.93 $45,610
Oregon 2,270 1.20 3.03 $25.36 $52,750
Illinois 4,990 0.83 2.10 $29.63 $61,640
Maine 470 0.78 1.96 $25.17 $52,360




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 170 0.24 0.61 $39.86 $82,900
Hawaii 230 0.36 0.91 $39.32 $81,790
Rhode Island 130 0.27 0.67 $36.40 $75,710
Massachusetts 570 0.16 0.40 $36.22 $75,340
Nevada 260 0.20 0.50 $36.07 $75,020





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 3,690 0.39 0.98 $34.02 $70,750
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,320 0.71 1.80 $30.51 $63,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,930 0.32 0.80 $35.55 $73,940
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,590 1.06 2.68 $33.98 $70,690
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,280 0.53 1.33 $38.94 $81,000
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,270 0.65 1.64 $32.02 $66,600
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,230 1.04 2.61 $25.78 $53,620
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,060 1.07 2.70 $36.48 $75,890
Columbia, SC 880 2.31 5.83 $22.59 $47,000
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 850 0.76 1.91 $46.89 $97,520




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)
Columbia, SC 880 2.31 5.83 $22.59 $47,000
Redding, CA 140 2.18 5.50 $26.39 $54,900
Carbondale-Marion, IL 100 1.85 4.65 $28.33 $58,930
Great Falls, MT 60 1.84 4.64 $19.05 $39,620
El Centro, CA 110 1.84 4.64 $27.93 $58,100
Chico, CA 140 1.78 4.49 $27.32 $56,820
Medford, OR 150 1.75 4.41 $27.27 $56,720
Kingston, NY 110 1.75 4.42 $28.18 $58,610
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 70 1.74 4.37 $32.89 $68,420
Merced, CA 120 1.71 4.31 (8) (8)