Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
392,300 1.2 % $17.22 $35,830 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.78 $12.96 $16.22 $20.22 $25.20
Annual Wage (2) $22,430 $26,960 $33,750 $42,050 $52,420


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 118,130 4.86 $16.66 $34,650
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 45,810 0.84 $20.29 $42,200
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 35,790 5.60 $14.95 $31,090
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 29,510 1.36 $19.40 $40,350
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 23,920 13.92 $15.74 $32,730

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 23,920 13.92 $15.74 $32,730
Social Advocacy Organizations 17,670 8.20 $18.14 $37,730
Other Residential Care Facilities 12,390 7.59 $14.84 $30,860
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 35,790 5.60 $14.95 $31,090
Individual and Family Services 118,130 4.86 $16.66 $34,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services (8) (8) $23.03 $47,900
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,450 0.07 $22.80 $47,420
Other Personal Services 30 0.01 $22.52 $46,830
Insurance Carriers 520 0.04 $22.05 $45,870
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 210 0.01 $21.54 $44,800


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 50,600 2.98 1.10 $20.83 $43,330
New York 37,340 3.98 1.47 $17.88 $37,180
New Jersey 27,220 6.72 2.48 $17.54 $36,470
Texas 19,970 1.65 0.61 $17.31 $36,000
Pennsylvania 18,480 3.16 1.17 $16.50 $34,320




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 2,320 7.60 2.80 $17.02 $35,400
New Jersey 27,220 6.72 2.48 $17.54 $36,470
Maine 3,230 5.33 1.97 $16.75 $34,830
Minnesota 15,000 5.23 1.93 $17.39 $36,160
Rhode Island 2,410 5.01 1.85 $16.97 $35,300




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 1,970 2.77 1.02 $21.80 $45,340
California 50,600 2.98 1.10 $20.83 $43,330
Connecticut 8,300 5.00 1.84 $19.61 $40,800
Alaska 1,150 3.63 1.34 $19.58 $40,720
Washington 8,090 2.48 0.92 $19.33 $40,200





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 39,950 4.21 1.55 $18.07 $37,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 19,070 3.12 1.15 $20.27 $42,160
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 12,560 4.41 1.63 $17.28 $35,950
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 11,130 4.03 1.49 $16.77 $34,870
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 10,150 2.19 0.81 $15.68 $32,610
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8,810 4.50 1.66 $17.50 $36,390
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 6,960 2.88 1.06 $22.42 $46,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,500 1.75 0.65 $20.22 $42,050
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,110 2.49 0.92 $15.70 $32,650
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 4,470 3.26 1.20 $18.01 $37,460