Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants

Assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care. Excludes "Rehabilitation Counselors" (21-1015), "Psychiatric Technicians" (29-2053), "Personal Care Aides" (39-9021), and "Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs" (43-4061).


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)
354,800 1.0 % $15.32 $31,860 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.55 $11.36 $14.32 $18.10 $22.85
Annual Wage (2) $19,870 $23,640 $29,790 $37,640 $47,520


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 92,310 6.25 $14.70 $30,580
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 41,650 6.87 $12.99 $27,020
Local Government (OES Designation) 38,910 0.73 $18.16 $37,780
State Government (OES Designation) 34,220 1.57 $18.01 $37,460
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 21,770 6.63 $13.33 $27,730

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 19,200 12.82 $13.97 $29,060
Other Residential Care Facilities 13,200 8.50 $13.55 $28,180
Social Advocacy Organizations 14,270 7.10 $15.84 $32,950
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 41,650 6.87 $12.99 $27,020
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 21,770 6.63 $13.33 $27,730

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) 1,500 0.08 $21.56 $44,850
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 200 0.02 $19.70 $40,970
Junior Colleges 350 0.05 $19.17 $39,880
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 220 0.02 $18.63 $38,750
Scientific Research and Development Services 470 0.07 $18.42 $38,310


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 42,820 2.83 1.08 $16.98 $35,310
New York 30,180 3.43 1.30 $17.01 $35,370
Pennsylvania 22,570 3.99 1.52 $13.74 $28,590
New Jersey 18,540 4.79 1.83 $16.68 $34,690
Massachusetts 17,790 5.35 2.04 $17.23 $35,850



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 2,420 8.02 3.06 $15.33 $31,890
Maine 3,630 6.19 2.36 $14.82 $30,830
Minnesota 15,260 5.59 2.13 $15.93 $33,140
Massachusetts 17,790 5.35 2.04 $17.23 $35,850
Nebraska 4,820 5.11 1.95 $11.98 $24,920



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 2,190 3.25 1.24 $20.36 $42,340
Connecticut 8,030 4.88 1.86 $18.67 $38,830
Massachusetts 17,790 5.35 2.04 $17.23 $35,850
Nevada 1,440 1.21 0.46 $17.03 $35,420
New York 30,180 3.43 1.30 $17.01 $35,370




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 19,940 3.70 1.41 $17.33 $36,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 13,400 3.30 1.26 $16.37 $34,040
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8,180 4.48 1.71 $16.03 $33,340
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 7,500 4.18 1.59 $18.72 $38,930
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 7,460 4.00 1.53 $13.84 $28,780
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 6,790 1.81 0.69 $15.63 $32,500
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 5,040 5.24 2.00 $15.91 $33,100
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 4,270 4.04 1.54 $15.04 $31,290
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 4,270 2.34 0.89 $13.51 $28,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,170 1.75 0.67 $19.19 $39,910