Child, family, and school social workers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
98.4k
Average Age
41.8
Estimated Job Growth
11.7%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$48,264
Average Male Salary
$50,669
Average Female Salary
$47,794

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Child, family, and school social workers are most often employed by the Individual & family services industry. The average yearly wage for Child, family, and school social workers was $48,264 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Child, family, and school social workers by wage are Communications equipment operators, all other, Agricultural and food science technicians, and Sheet metal workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Child, family, and school social workers are Bloom & Rich Townships PUMA, IL, Stratford, Shelton, Trumbull, Newtown & Monroe Towns PUMA, CT, and Minneapolis City (Southwest) PUMA, MN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Child, family, and school social workers are Bloom & Rich Townships PUMA, IL, Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV, and Stratford, Shelton, Trumbull, Newtown & Monroe Towns PUMA, CT.

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Child, family, and school social workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Individual & family services is the industry that employs the most Child, family, and school social workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Child, family, and school social workers, by average wage, is Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals. Child, family, and school social workers are paid most in Northeast Missouri PUMA, MO but are relatively concentrated in Bloom & Rich Townships PUMA, IL.

Yearly Wage

$48,264
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,175

In 2020, Child, family, and school social workers earned an average of $48,264, $7,690 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Sheet metal workers make somewhat more than Child, family, and school social workers while Communications equipment operators, all other make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Child, family, and school social workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.271
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Child, family, and school social workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.271, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Child, family, and school social workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Child, family, and school social workers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Child, family, and school social workers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Child, family, and school social workers.

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Industries by Share

98.4k
2020 Workforce
± 7,697
−6.17%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 11.6%

The number of people employed as Child, family, and school social workers has been declining at a rate of −6.17%, from 104,817 people in 2019 to 98,350 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Child, family, and school social workers employed by various industries. Individual & family services employs the largest share of Child, family, and school social workers at  30.7%, followed by Administration of human resource programs with 17.9% and Elementary & secondary schools with 14.6%.

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Demographic information on Child, family, and school social workers in the US. The average age of male Child, family, and school social workers in the workforce is 43 and of female Child, family, and school social workers is 41.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Child, family, and school social workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

16.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,113
82.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 7,040

83.6% of Child, family, and school social workers are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Child, family, and school social workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Child, family, and school social workers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

57.7% of Child, family, and school social workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 22.3% of Child, family, and school social workers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Child, family, and school social workers.

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Age by Sex

43
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.5
41.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.06

The median age of Child, family, and school social workers is 41.8, and Male employees are generally 1.5 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Data on higher education choices for Child, family, and school social workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Child, family, and school social workers is Public Administration and Social Service but a relatively high number of Child, family, and school social workers hold a major in Public Administration and Social Service.

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Projections on job growth for Child, Family, and School Social Workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Child, Family, and School Social Workers are expected to see a growth of 11.7% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

11.7%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Child, Family, and School Social Workers. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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