Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
1,972,140 0.4 % $22.19 $46,160 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.81 $15.28 $20.20 $27.48 $35.85
Annual Wage (2) $24,560 $31,780 $42,010 $57,150 $74,560


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 316,730 19.90 $18.52 $38,520
Local Government (OES Designation) 229,930 4.29 $24.12 $50,170
State Government (OES Designation) 227,230 10.31 $23.03 $47,900
Elementary and Secondary Schools 191,280 2.29 $29.32 $60,980
Outpatient Care Centers 133,510 18.11 $20.40 $42,420

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 45,840 29.69 $16.71 $34,750
Religious Organizations 47,870 25.31 $20.93 $43,530
Other Residential Care Facilities 40,770 25.00 $16.94 $35,230
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 76,080 23.20 $16.70 $34,730
Individual and Family Services 316,730 19.90 $18.52 $38,520

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) 20,540 1.03 $35.78 $74,420
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 40 0.01 $34.91 $72,600
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 510 0.25 $31.51 $65,540
Elementary and Secondary Schools 191,280 2.29 $29.32 $60,980
Insurance Carriers 5,100 0.44 $27.15 $56,470


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 226,990 14.65 1.02 $25.55 $53,140
New York 168,080 18.71 1.31 $24.45 $50,850
Pennsylvania 108,700 19.04 1.33 $20.32 $42,260
Texas 106,560 9.21 0.64 $22.70 $47,210
Florida 83,080 10.48 0.73 $20.84 $43,350



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 8,140 26.81 1.87 $20.19 $42,000
Massachusetts 80,590 23.73 1.66 $21.93 $45,610
Montana 9,820 21.96 1.54 $17.87 $37,170
Alaska 6,940 21.19 1.48 $24.45 $50,870
Connecticut 34,870 21.01 1.47 $25.75 $53,560



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 11,250 16.64 1.16 $26.73 $55,590
New Jersey 61,350 15.70 1.10 $25.86 $53,790
Connecticut 34,870 21.01 1.47 $25.75 $53,560
California 226,990 14.65 1.02 $25.55 $53,140
Alaska 6,940 21.19 1.48 $24.45 $50,870




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 114,490 17.67 1.24 $25.54 $53,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 66,310 16.16 1.13 $26.94 $56,040
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 43,530 12.19 0.85 $23.91 $49,730
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 34,140 19.38 1.36 $22.84 $47,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 31,410 16.70 1.17 $22.74 $47,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 29,480 12.20 0.85 $27.10 $56,360
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 29,160 15.55 1.09 $20.70 $43,060
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 25,050 28.47 1.99 $21.06 $43,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 24,810 10.00 0.70 $23.05 $47,940
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 22,670 7.74 0.54 $24.10 $50,120