Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers

Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.


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)
276,100 0.8 % $21.08 $43,850 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.58 $15.52 $19.33 $25.21 $32.71
Annual Wage (2) $26,170 $32,270 $40,210 $52,450 $68,030


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 61,170 5.04 $17.85 $37,120
State Government (OES Designation) 60,510 2.64 $20.91 $43,500
Local Government (OES Designation) 54,100 0.97 $23.59 $49,060
Elementary and Secondary Schools 37,340 0.44 $27.45 $57,100
Other Residential Care Facilities 9,510 5.86 $17.61 $36,630

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Residential Care Facilities 9,510 5.86 $17.61 $36,630
Individual and Family Services 61,170 5.04 $17.85 $37,120
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 6,340 4.50 $17.00 $35,360
Social Advocacy Organizations 5,540 2.92 $17.73 $36,880
State Government (OES Designation) 60,510 2.64 $20.91 $43,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 37,340 0.44 $27.45 $57,100
Other Schools and Instruction 530 0.17 $26.57 $55,260
Junior Colleges 420 0.06 $26.46 $55,040
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 690 0.29 $24.15 $50,230
Legal Services 160 0.01 $23.92 $49,760


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 23,600 1.69 0.78 $24.08 $50,090
New York 22,160 2.66 1.22 $24.65 $51,280
Texas 18,050 1.79 0.82 $18.56 $38,610
Pennsylvania 17,880 3.26 1.50 $18.14 $37,730
Illinois 13,640 2.47 1.14 $25.74 $53,540




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 1,510 5.25 2.42 $19.54 $40,630
Kentucky 7,650 4.46 2.05 $17.93 $37,300
Rhode Island 1,880 4.20 1.93 $26.02 $54,120
West Virginia 2,450 3.57 1.64 $14.53 $30,220
South Dakota 1,380 3.56 1.64 $17.33 $36,050




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 5,250 3.28 1.51 $29.48 $61,310
New Jersey 8,200 2.18 1.00 $27.12 $56,420
Minnesota 5,770 2.25 1.04 $26.59 $55,310
Hawaii 1,640 2.87 1.32 $26.12 $54,340
Rhode Island 1,880 4.20 1.93 $26.02 $54,120

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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 14,960 3.00 1.38 $24.76 $51,510
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 8,630 2.44 1.12 $26.34 $54,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,010 2.10 0.97 $24.94 $51,870
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,820 3.78 1.74 $20.26 $42,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,450 1.95 0.90 $27.33 $56,850
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,200 2.54 1.17 $21.47 $44,660
St. Louis, MO-IL 3,910 3.11 1.43 $18.94 $39,400
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,630 2.17 1.00 $27.94 $58,120
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,160 1.27 0.58 $19.85 $41,280
Pittsburgh, PA 3,100 2.84 1.31 $17.44 $36,270




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)
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 860 7.96 3.67 $18.36 $38,200
Johnstown, PA 390 7.03 3.23 $14.58 $30,330
Dubuque, IA 310 6.05 2.79 $13.65 $28,400
Ames, IA 240 6.04 2.78 $18.12 $37,700
Owensboro, KY 270 5.69 2.62 $19.43 $40,410
Santa Fe, NM 330 5.34 2.46 $17.14 $35,640
Pueblo, CO 280 5.14 2.37 $18.83 $39,160
Springfield, IL 520 4.92 2.26 $21.99 $45,740
Fairbanks, AK 170 4.79 2.20 $20.28 $42,190
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 260 4.77 2.20 $17.91 $37,250