Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
276,510 0.8 % $21.35 $44,410 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.59 $15.64 $19.56 $25.79 $33.68
Annual Wage (2) $26,190 $32,520 $40,680 $53,650 $70,050


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)
State Government (OES Designation) 61,290 2.70 $21.29 $44,280
Individual and Family Services 60,150 4.81 $18.04 $37,520
Local Government (OES Designation) 52,950 0.96 $23.77 $49,440
Elementary and Secondary Schools 37,000 0.44 $27.89 $58,010
Other Residential Care Facilities 10,010 6.31 $17.50 $36,390

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 10,010 6.31 $17.50 $36,390
Individual and Family Services 60,150 4.81 $18.04 $37,520
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 6,590 4.57 $16.70 $34,740
Social Advocacy Organizations 5,820 2.99 $17.89 $37,200
Educational Support Services 3,840 2.74 $23.47 $48,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 37,000 0.44 $27.89 $58,010
Other Schools and Instruction 640 0.19 $27.18 $56,530
Junior Colleges 510 0.07 $25.95 $53,980
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 710 0.30 $24.86 $51,710
Local Government (OES Designation) 52,950 0.96 $23.77 $49,440


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 25,050 1.78 0.83 $24.05 $50,030
New York 21,180 2.51 1.17 $24.76 $51,500
Pennsylvania 17,770 3.20 1.49 $19.45 $40,460
Texas 16,870 1.64 0.76 $18.56 $38,600
Illinois 14,510 2.60 1.21 $24.94 $51,880




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)
Kentucky 7,640 4.41 2.05 $17.96 $37,360
Rhode Island 1,840 4.08 1.89 $26.96 $56,070
South Dakota 1,550 3.96 1.84 $17.43 $36,250
Hawaii 2,070 3.59 1.67 $24.87 $51,730
Iowa 5,010 3.46 1.60 $18.17 $37,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 5,470 3.40 1.58 $29.90 $62,200
New Jersey 7,350 1.95 0.90 $27.77 $57,770
Minnesota 5,770 2.22 1.03 $27.51 $57,220
Rhode Island 1,840 4.08 1.89 $26.96 $56,070
District of Columbia 1,650 2.55 1.18 $25.53 $53,100





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 14,640 2.89 1.34 $24.84 $51,670
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 9,140 2.55 1.18 $24.75 $51,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,260 2.16 1.00 $25.47 $52,990
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,830 3.76 1.75 $20.79 $43,240
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 5,770 3.44 1.60 $25.84 $53,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,170 1.81 0.84 $27.71 $57,630
St. Louis, MO-IL 4,050 3.19 1.48 $19.31 $40,170
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,920 2.29 1.06 $28.89 $60,090
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,380 1.99 0.92 $18.75 $39,000
Baltimore-Towson, MD 3,250 2.60 1.21 $24.19 $50,310