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October 20, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Helping those in need: Human service workers

Employment and wages for selected human service workers in social assistance, May 2010
Occupation Employment Median annual wages

Social and human service assistants

130,210 $26,550

Child, family, and school social workers

76,180 34,640

Rehabilitation counselors

50,730 29,650

Mental health and substance abuse social workers

25,410 35,720

Mental health counselors

24,000 37,410

Educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors

20,930 35,370

Healthcare social workers

18,880 38,910

Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors

14,190 36,790

Social workers, all other

13,880 36,340

Marriage and family therapists

10,880 41,320

Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists

8,000 56,080

Counselors, all other

6,360 33,170

These data are featured in the TED article, Helping those in need: Human service workers.



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