Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
59,570 1.6 % $27.87 $57,970 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.05 $20.05 $28.15 $34.93 $40.10
Annual Wage (2) $33,380 $41,700 $58,560 $72,650 $83,400


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) 16,370 0.31 $28.47 $59,220
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 13,890 0.70 $35.02 $72,840
State Government (OES Designation) 11,470 0.52 $22.86 $47,540
Individual and Family Services 5,030 0.32 $21.73 $45,200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,130 0.06 $30.99 $64,460

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 1,520 0.99 $20.02 $41,630
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 13,890 0.70 $35.02 $72,840
State Government (OES Designation) 11,470 0.52 $22.86 $47,540
Individual and Family Services 5,030 0.32 $21.73 $45,200
Local Government (OES Designation) 16,370 0.31 $28.47 $59,220

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) 13,890 0.70 $35.02 $72,840
Insurance Carriers 490 0.04 $32.98 $68,600
Lessors of Real Estate 100 0.02 $31.68 $65,890
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,130 0.06 $30.99 $64,460
Home Health Care Services 420 0.03 $30.43 $63,300


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 10,870 0.70 1.62 $30.79 $64,040
New York 9,030 1.01 2.33 $29.61 $61,590
Illinois 4,560 0.78 1.80 $29.52 $61,400
Ohio 3,300 0.62 1.45 $22.58 $46,970
South Carolina 2,780 1.44 3.33 $20.38 $42,390




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 690 1.55 3.59 $19.20 $39,940
South Carolina 2,780 1.44 3.33 $20.38 $42,390
New York 9,030 1.01 2.33 $29.61 $61,590
Oregon 1,680 0.97 2.25 $23.87 $49,650
New Mexico 690 0.87 2.00 $24.67 $51,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 80 0.17 0.39 $35.62 $74,080
Massachusetts 540 0.16 0.37 $34.71 $72,200
District of Columbia 300 0.44 1.02 $34.11 $70,940
New Jersey 610 0.15 0.36 $34.01 $70,740
Hawaii 250 0.40 0.93 $33.59 $69,870





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,290 0.66 1.53 $31.68 $65,900
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,700 0.76 1.75 $30.11 $62,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,710 0.42 0.96 $31.15 $64,790
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,450 1.10 2.56 $30.24 $62,900
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 970 0.76 1.76 $32.60 $67,800
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 960 0.88 2.03 $24.73 $51,430
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.90 2.07 $36.37 $75,660
Columbia, SC 840 2.31 5.36 $21.10 $43,890
Visalia-Porterville, CA 840 5.94 13.74 $22.34 $46,470
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 810 0.43 1.00 $26.65 $55,440




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 840 5.94 13.74 $22.34 $46,470
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 100 2.51 5.82 $27.96 $58,160
Santa Fe, NM 150 2.46 5.69 $25.61 $53,260
Lima, OH 110 2.34 5.41 $22.78 $47,390
Columbia, SC 840 2.31 5.36 $21.10 $43,890
Chico, CA 160 2.21 5.11 $22.29 $46,370
Missoula, MT 120 2.15 4.98 $17.59 $36,590
Redding, CA 110 1.92 4.45 $22.92 $47,670
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 520 1.65 3.82 $21.98 $45,730
Grants Pass, OR 40 1.62 3.74 $23.52 $48,910