Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

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
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
252,870 1.2 % $17.88 $37,190 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.84 $13.16 $16.49 $21.38 $27.37
Annual Wage (2) $22,560 $27,370 $34,300 $44,460 $56,930

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
State government (OES designation) 57,120 $17.96 $37,360
Local government (OES designation) 50,630 $19.82 $41,220
Individual and family services 44,790 $15.11 $31,440
Elementary and secondary schools 35,490 $22.46 $46,720
Other residential care facilities 10,040 $15.14 $31,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Junior colleges 560 $22.47 $46,740
Elementary and secondary schools 35,490 $22.46 $46,720
Legal services 150 $21.07 $43,830
Colleges and universities 950 $20.84 $43,350
Educational support services 410 $20.20 $42,010

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
Rhode Island 2,370 $20.61 $42,870 0.497%
Delaware 1,540 $17.29 $35,960 0.382%
West Virginia 2,300 $12.24 $25,450 0.338%
Vermont 970 $17.71 $36,840 0.333%
Maine 1,940 $16.61 $34,550 0.328%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Connecticut 4,500 $23.86 $49,630 0.276%
New Jersey 8,380 $22.59 $47,000 0.216%
Massachusetts 9,030 $21.89 $45,540 0.288%
Hawaii 1,650 $21.43 $44,560 0.296%
Nevada 1,360 $21.16 $44,020 0.125%

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
Redding, CA MSA 430 $18.94 $39,380 0.655%
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA MSA 2,630 $20.92 $43,510 0.502%
Waterbury, CT PMSA 410 $20.66 $42,970 0.480%
Pittsfield, MA MSA 200 $21.15 $44,000 0.476%
St. Joseph, MO MSA 210 $11.95 $24,850 0.472%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Danbury, CT PMSA 130 $26.62 $55,380 0.145%
Monmouth-Ocean, NJ PMSA 890 $24.63 $51,220 0.224%
Jonesboro, AR MSA 110 $24.60 $51,170 0.279%
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 1,610 $24.56 $51,090 0.250%
New Haven-Meriden, CT PMSA 760 $24.36 $50,660 0.300%

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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: April 19, 2005

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