Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors ; Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors ; Marriage and Family Therapists ; Mental Health Counselors ; Rehabilitation Counselors ; Counselors, All Other ; Child, Family, and School Social Workers ; Healthcare Social Workers ; Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers ; Social Workers, All Other ; Health Educators ; Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists ; Social and Human Service Assistants ; Community Health Workers ; Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other ; Clergy ; Directors, Religious Activities and Education ; Religious Workers, All Other


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,930,750 0.4 % $21.79 $45,310 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.53 $15.00 $19.85 $27.06 $35.22
Annual Wage (2) $23,990 $31,190 $41,290 $56,290 $73,250


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 305,850 20.72 $17.90 $37,230
Local Government (OES Designation) 234,640 4.41 $23.75 $49,390
State Government (OES Designation) 221,700 10.17 $22.93 $47,700
Elementary and Secondary Schools 189,590 2.28 $28.86 $60,020
Outpatient Care Centers 126,580 18.09 $19.92 $41,430

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 45,200 30.18 $16.27 $33,830
Other Residential Care Facilities 40,920 26.36 $16.47 $34,260
Religious Organizations 46,380 24.63 $20.70 $43,050
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 75,000 22.85 $16.26 $33,820
Individual and Family Services 305,850 20.72 $17.90 $37,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 19,550 0.99 $35.48 $73,790
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 460 0.24 $30.03 $62,450
Elementary and Secondary Schools 189,590 2.28 $28.86 $60,020
Health and Personal Care Stores 360 0.03 $28.17 $58,600
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 5,320 2.16 $27.08 $56,340


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 228,390 15.11 1.06 $24.78 $51,550
New York 166,570 18.91 1.32 $24.10 $50,120
Pennsylvania 110,390 19.53 1.37 $19.73 $41,030
Texas 101,560 9.04 0.63 $22.01 $45,770
Florida 83,830 10.94 0.77 $20.37 $42,370



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 8,210 27.28 1.91 $19.58 $40,720
Montana 10,070 22.72 1.59 $17.69 $36,800
Massachusetts 75,140 22.62 1.58 $22.49 $46,790
Idaho 12,810 20.39 1.43 $19.87 $41,340
Alaska 6,600 20.32 1.42 $24.15 $50,230



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 12,290 18.21 1.27 $26.02 $54,110
New Jersey 60,010 15.51 1.09 $25.37 $52,760
Connecticut 32,790 19.92 1.39 $24.90 $51,800
California 228,390 15.11 1.06 $24.78 $51,550
Alaska 6,600 20.32 1.42 $24.15 $50,230




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 101,890 18.90 1.32 $25.08 $52,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 66,610 16.42 1.15 $24.94 $51,880
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 47,290 12.60 0.88 $23.63 $49,140
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 39,990 21.48 1.50 $20.72 $43,110
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 33,640 18.74 1.31 $23.79 $49,480
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 30,060 12.64 0.88 $26.46 $55,030
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 29,920 16.39 1.15 $22.39 $46,570
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 26,330 14.42 1.01 $20.01 $41,620
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 23,390 9.80 0.69 $22.13 $46,020
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 21,990 7.73 0.54 $23.29 $48,440