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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants

Assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care. Excludes "Rehabilitation Counselors" (21-1015), "Psychiatric Technicians" (29-2053), "Personal Care Aides" (39-9021), and "Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs" (43-4061).


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)
404,450 1.4 % $17.81 $37,050 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.42 $13.55 $16.85 $21.06 $26.07
Annual Wage (2) $23,750 $28,190 $35,060 $43,800 $54,230


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 124,810 4.92 $17.24 $35,870
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 45,870 0.83 $20.87 $43,400
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 35,710 1.64 $19.58 $40,730
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 32,810 5.14 $15.61 $32,480
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 26,150 14.38 $16.47 $34,270

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 26,150 14.38 $16.47 $34,270
Other Residential Care Facilities 12,770 7.84 $15.45 $32,140
Social Advocacy Organizations 17,080 7.68 $18.73 $38,960
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 32,810 5.14 $15.61 $32,480
Individual and Family Services 124,810 4.92 $17.24 $35,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 160 0.22 $25.38 $52,790
Legal Services (8) (8) $24.08 $50,090
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,360 0.07 $23.03 $47,890
Insurance Carriers 650 0.05 $22.58 $46,960
Scientific Research and Development Services 380 0.05 $21.71 $45,160


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 53,690 3.09 1.12 $21.16 $44,020
New York 39,810 4.18 1.52 $18.67 $38,840
New Jersey 27,530 6.73 2.45 $18.02 $37,490
Texas 20,490 1.65 0.60 $17.28 $35,950
Ohio 16,370 3.01 1.09 $17.10 $35,560




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)
Vermont 3,280 10.72 3.89 $16.46 $34,240
New Jersey 27,530 6.73 2.45 $18.02 $37,490
Maine 3,760 6.16 2.24 $17.03 $35,420
West Virginia 3,860 5.50 2.00 $15.00 $31,200
Rhode Island 2,580 5.33 1.93 $17.83 $37,090




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 2,000 2.76 1.00 $23.61 $49,110
North Dakota 1,380 3.27 1.19 $21.26 $44,220
California 53,690 3.09 1.12 $21.16 $44,020
Alaska 1,060 3.34 1.21 $20.97 $43,610
Connecticut 8,270 4.97 1.80 $20.22 $42,050





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 42,660 4.42 1.60 $18.78 $39,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 20,390 3.27 1.19 $20.40 $42,430
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 11,840 2.53 0.92 $18.10 $37,650
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 11,080 3.85 1.40 $17.77 $36,970
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 10,570 3.78 1.37 $17.33 $36,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8,160 4.14 1.50 $18.05 $37,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,810 2.14 0.78 $20.58 $42,810
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 6,770 2.74 0.99 $23.46 $48,800
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,340 2.52 0.91 $16.46 $34,240
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 4,500 2.23 0.81 $20.45 $42,530