Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
384,080 1.2 % $17.05 $35,460 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.33 $12.56 $15.92 $20.15 $25.66
Annual Wage (2) $21,480 $26,130 $33,120 $41,910 $53,380


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 114,140 4.95 $16.81 $34,960
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 45,930 0.84 $20.14 $41,880
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 34,080 5.44 $14.45 $30,050
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 30,170 1.38 $19.02 $39,550
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 21,960 13.09 $15.19 $31,600

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 21,960 13.09 $15.19 $31,600
Social Advocacy Organizations 17,070 8.04 $17.43 $36,260
Other Residential Care Facilities 12,440 7.62 $14.52 $30,210
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 18,250 5.52 $14.78 $30,740
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 34,080 5.44 $14.45 $30,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services (8) (8) $25.98 $54,030
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,530 0.08 $22.19 $46,160
Other Personal Services 30 0.01 $22.06 $45,890
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 290 0.02 $21.36 $44,430
Scientific Research and Development Services 430 0.07 $21.06 $43,800


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 55,880 3.35 1.24 $21.20 $44,090
New York 34,760 3.77 1.40 $17.46 $36,320
New Jersey 25,810 6.44 2.39 $17.30 $35,990
Texas 18,460 1.55 0.58 $16.50 $34,330
Pennsylvania 17,510 3.03 1.12 $16.55 $34,420




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 2,290 7.52 2.79 $17.05 $35,460
New Jersey 25,810 6.44 2.39 $17.30 $35,990
Minnesota 15,060 5.31 1.97 $17.45 $36,300
Maine 2,980 4.98 1.85 $16.71 $34,750
Rhode Island 2,160 4.54 1.68 $16.58 $34,490




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 55,880 3.35 1.24 $21.20 $44,090
District of Columbia 1,880 2.66 0.99 $21.07 $43,830
Connecticut 7,300 4.41 1.64 $19.62 $40,810
Washington 7,120 2.24 0.83 $19.25 $40,040
Alaska 1,000 3.13 1.16 $18.13 $37,710



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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 26,960 4.03 1.49 $17.72 $36,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 22,380 5.05 1.87 $23.19 $48,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8,490 4.40 1.63 $17.66 $36,740
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 7,480 4.06 1.51 $16.96 $35,280
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 7,140 6.12 2.27 $16.98 $35,320
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 6,970 1.90 0.71 $16.22 $33,730
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 5,410 10.23 3.80 $17.14 $35,650
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,560 2.30 0.85 $14.94 $31,070
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 4,340 3.19 1.19 $17.48 $36,350
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,250 4.70 1.75 $17.36 $36,100


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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)
Johnstown, PA 790 16.02 5.94 $16.19 $33,670
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 810 15.49 5.75 $19.80 $41,190
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 820 13.87 5.15 $16.95 $35,250
Duluth, MN-WI 1,550 12.28 4.56 $16.62 $34,570
Sumter, SC 450 12.16 4.51 $10.84 $22,540
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton, MA NECTA Division 650 10.93 4.06 $15.97 $33,220
Chico, CA 880 10.93 4.06 $17.57 $36,550
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 1,360 10.91 4.05 $16.54 $34,390
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 5,410 10.23 3.80 $17.14 $35,650
Bismarck, ND 720 9.93 3.68 $16.56 $34,450