Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

21-1029 Social Workers, All Other

All social workers not listed separately.


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)
61,410 1.3 % $28.08 $58,410 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.85 $20.09 $28.42 $35.47 $40.69
Annual Wage (2) $32,970 $41,790 $59,100 $73,780 $84,630


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)
Local Government (OES Designation) 18,710 0.35 $28.99 $60,310
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 12,970 0.66 $34.62 $72,020
State Government (OES Designation) 9,510 0.44 $24.55 $51,060
Individual and Family Services 5,930 0.40 $21.11 $43,910
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,700 0.07 $31.24 $64,970

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 1,500 1.00 $19.58 $40,720
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 12,970 0.66 $34.62 $72,020
State Government (OES Designation) 9,510 0.44 $24.55 $51,060
Individual and Family Services 5,930 0.40 $21.11 $43,910
Local Government (OES Designation) 18,710 0.35 $28.99 $60,310

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) 12,970 0.66 $34.62 $72,020
Insurance Carriers 660 0.06 $32.82 $68,270
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,700 0.07 $31.24 $64,970
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $30.63 $63,710
Offices of Physicians 250 0.01 $30.19 $62,800


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 13,870 0.92 2.02 $30.96 $64,390
New York 9,500 1.08 2.37 $28.81 $59,930
Illinois 4,090 0.71 1.56 $33.15 $68,950
Ohio 3,090 0.59 1.31 $22.72 $47,260
Florida 2,360 0.31 0.68 $29.26 $60,860




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)
Montana 730 1.65 3.64 $19.09 $39,710
Oregon 1,890 1.13 2.48 $23.08 $48,000
New York 9,500 1.08 2.37 $28.81 $59,930
California 13,870 0.92 2.02 $30.96 $64,390
New Mexico 680 0.86 1.89 $23.71 $49,310




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 260 0.38 0.84 $35.40 $73,630
Rhode Island 80 0.18 0.40 $34.06 $70,850
Illinois 4,090 0.71 1.56 $33.15 $68,950
Idaho 100 0.16 0.35 $32.92 $68,470
New Jersey 800 0.21 0.45 $32.54 $67,690





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 4,350 0.81 1.77 $30.70 $63,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,570 0.88 1.94 $30.95 $64,380
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,310 0.62 1.35 $32.96 $68,560
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,320 1.05 2.32 $29.13 $60,590
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,150 1.08 2.39 $23.84 $49,580
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,140 1.11 2.44 $39.50 $82,150
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.87 1.91 $32.45 $67,490
Visalia-Porterville, CA 1,010 7.37 16.22 $23.25 $48,350
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 840 0.57 1.25 $29.73 $61,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 830 0.35 0.77 $26.10 $54,280




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Visalia-Porterville, CA 1,010 7.37 16.22 $23.25 $48,350
Springfield, IL 670 6.19 13.61 $35.62 $74,090
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA 50 3.17 6.97 $29.07 $60,470
Missoula, MT 150 2.64 5.82 $17.21 $35,790
El Centro, CA 140 2.53 5.58 $23.58 $49,040
Santa Fe, NM 130 2.10 4.61 $25.23 $52,480
Redding, CA 110 1.94 4.28 $21.85 $45,460
Fresno, CA 620 1.86 4.10 $28.46 $59,190
Mansfield, OH 90 1.83 4.03 $26.98 $56,110
Medford, OR 140 1.82 4.01 $24.85 $51,690