Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

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 single 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 on how to deal with problem children.

National estimates for this occupation
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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)
259,990 1.2 % $17.14 $35,640 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.23 $12.65 $15.94 $20.64 $26.08
Annual Wage (2) $21,270 $26,310 $33,150 $42,940 $54,250

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
State government (OES designation) 57,740 $17.58 $36,560 1 12
Local government (OES designation) 51,220 $18.66 $38,820 2 5
Individual and family services 45,150 $14.62 $30,410 3 29
Elementary and secondary schools 33,460 $22.45 $46,700 4 1
Other residential care facilities 11,670 $14.28 $29,700 5 30

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Elementary and secondary schools 33,460 $22.45 $46,700 4 1
Other schools and instruction 150 $20.27 $42,160 32 2
Colleges and universities 1,100 $19.36 $40,280 18 3
Educational support services 190 $19.19 $39,910 28 4
Local government (OES designation) 51,220 $18.66 $38,820 2 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Rhode Island 2,390 $20.40 $42,420 0.506% 184
Delaware 1,580 $17.31 $35,990 0.394% 227
West Virginia 2,500 $11.95 $24,860 0.367% 392
Oklahoma 5,090 $13.47 $28,010 0.357% 359
Vermont 980 $16.39 $34,090 0.334% 216

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Connecticut 4,800 $23.09 $48,030 0.292% 196
New Jersey 7,070 $21.84 $45,430 0.183% 273
Hawaii 1,500 $21.36 $44,430 0.272% 185
New York 22,040 $20.58 $42,820 0.266% 292
Nevada 1,230 $20.48 $42,600 0.116% 214

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Dover, DE MSA 330 $16.94 $35,240 0.621%
New Bedford, MA PMSA 390 $18.39 $38,250 0.599%
Enid, OK MSA 120 $13.20 $27,450 0.564%
Wheeling, WV-OH MSA 340 $13.73 $28,550 0.551%
Fitchburg-Leominster, MA PMSA 290 $20.39 $42,420 0.549%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Monmouth-Ocean, NJ PMSA 680 $24.48 $50,920 0.175%
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 1,300 $24.10 $50,120 0.205%
Danbury, CT PMSA 140 $24.05 $50,030 0.158%
New Haven-Meriden, CT PMSA 800 $23.52 $48,930 0.317%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 490 $22.80 $47,420 0.245%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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