Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2008

21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors ; Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors ; Marriage and Family Therapists ; Mental Health Counselors ; Rehabilitation Counselors ; Counselors, All Other ; Child, Family, and School Social Workers ; Medical and Public Health 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 and Social Service Specialists, All Other ; Clergy ; Directors, Religious Activities and Education ; Religious Workers, All Other


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)
1,861,750 0.4 % $20.09 $41,790 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.62 $13.73 $18.38 $24.85 $32.03
Annual Wage (2) $22,090 $28,560 $38,220 $51,680 $66,630


About May 2008 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia.

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.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2008 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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