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Total Workforce
850,907
Average Age
42.3
Estimated Job Growth
16.1%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$44,794
Average Male Salary
$45,660
Average Female Salary
$44,584

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Social workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Individual & family services is the industry that employs the most Social workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Social workers, by average wage, is Other personal services. Social workers are paid most in Forest Hills & Rego Park PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Philadelphia City (West) PUMA, PA.

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Wage Distribution

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Spatial Concentration

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Industries by Share

Diversity

Demographic information on Social workers in the US. The average age of male Social workers in the workforce is 42.9 and of female Social workers is 42.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Social workers is White.

Gender Composition

Race & Ethnicity

Age by Gender

Education

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

Majors

Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Social workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Social workers need many skills, but most especially Social Perceptiveness, Active Listening, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Social workers need more than the average amount of Science, Social Perceptiveness, and Operations Analysis.

Radar Distribution

The closest comparable data for the Detailed Occupation Social workers is from the Minor Occupation Group Counselors, Social Workers, and Other Community and Social Service Specialists.
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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Social workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Social workers are expected to see a growth of 16.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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