Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
1,901,730 0.4 % $21.50 $44,710 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.35 $14.79 $19.62 $26.76 $34.76
Annual Wage (2) $23,610 $30,770 $40,810 $55,660 $72,290


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 300,370 21.44 $17.58 $36,570
Local Government (OES Designation) 230,970 4.21 $23.36 $48,580
State Government (OES Designation) 216,750 9.89 $22.69 $47,190
Elementary and Secondary Schools 190,040 2.29 $28.82 $59,950
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 122,720 20.74 $15.76 $32,790

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 44,660 30.68 $16.07 $33,430
Other Residential Care Facilities 40,120 25.57 $16.07 $33,420
Religious Organizations 45,800 24.69 $20.31 $42,250
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 78,620 24.35 $16.19 $33,670
Individual and Family Services 300,370 21.44 $17.58 $36,570

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) 18,910 0.94 $35.05 $72,910
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 420 0.23 $30.50 $63,440
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds (8) (8) $29.07 $60,460
Elementary and Secondary Schools 190,040 2.29 $28.82 $59,950
Health and Personal Care Stores 510 0.05 $27.57 $57,350


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 225,940 15.35 1.07 $24.46 $50,880
New York 162,530 18.82 1.31 $23.57 $49,020
Pennsylvania 112,090 19.96 1.39 $19.78 $41,130
Texas 99,540 9.12 0.64 $21.64 $45,020
Florida 83,940 11.26 0.79 $19.87 $41,340




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 7,850 26.32 1.84 $19.69 $40,960
Massachusetts 72,370 22.21 1.55 $22.39 $46,580
Montana 9,720 22.14 1.54 $17.43 $36,240
Oregon 33,810 20.61 1.44 $20.78 $43,210
Alaska 6,590 20.44 1.42 $23.65 $49,190




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 12,720 19.10 1.33 $25.64 $53,320
New Jersey 58,510 15.31 1.07 $25.19 $52,390
Connecticut 32,630 19.95 1.39 $24.47 $50,900
California 225,940 15.35 1.07 $24.46 $50,880
Alaska 6,590 20.44 1.42 $23.65 $49,190





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 99,160 18.92 1.32 $24.60 $51,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 66,190 16.65 1.16 $24.44 $50,830
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 45,300 12.24 0.85 $23.22 $48,300
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 40,430 21.97 1.53 $20.83 $43,320
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 32,930 18.83 1.31 $23.77 $49,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 30,840 13.03 0.91 $25.88 $53,840
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 29,700 16.58 1.16 $22.51 $46,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 24,300 13.64 0.95 $20.51 $42,650
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 22,920 9.93 0.69 $21.91 $45,560
Baltimore-Towson, MD 21,790 17.01 1.19 $21.83 $45,410