Child, family, and school social workers

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2019 Workforce
70.3k
Average Age
41.4
Estimated Job Growth
11.7%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$46,010
Average Male Salary
$46,462
Average Female Salary
$45,918

About

Child, family, and school social workers are most often employed by the Administration of human resource programs industry. The average yearly wage for Child, family, and school social workers was $46,010 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Child, family, and school social workers by wage are Actors, Eligibility interviewers, government programs, and Meeting, convention, & event planners.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Child, family, and school social workers are Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd & Wadena Counties PUMA, MN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Child, family, and school social workers are Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd & Wadena Counties PUMA, MN.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Child, family, and school social workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Administration of human resource programs 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 Executive offices & legislative bodies. Child, family, and school social workers are paid most in Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd & Wadena Counties PUMA, MN but are relatively concentrated in Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd & Wadena Counties PUMA, MN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$46,010
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,167

In 2019, Child, family, and school social workers earned an average of $46,010, $9,513 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Meeting, convention, & event planners make somewhat more than Child, family, and school social workers while Actors 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

0.25
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Child, family, and school social workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.25, 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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Child, family, and school social workers, by number of employees, are Administration of human resource programs, Elementary & secondary schools, and Individual & family services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Child, family, and school social workers, by average wage, are Executive offices & legislative bodies, Elementary & secondary schools, and Administration of human resource programs.

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Industries by Share

70.3k
2019 Workforce
± 6,509
15.5%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 11.8%

The number of people employed as Child, family, and school social workers has been growing at a rate of 15.5%, from 60,893 people in 2018 to 70,310 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Child, family, and school social workers employed by various industries. Administration of human resource programs employs the largest share of Child, family, and school social workers at  27.2%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 26.3% and Individual & family services with 25.4%.

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Diversity

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 44.1 and of female Child, family, and school social workers is 40.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Child, family, and school social workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

12k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,684
58.4k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 5,930

83% of Child, family, and school social workers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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)

57.9% of Child, family, and school social workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 24.6% 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 Gender

44.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.92
40.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.26

The median age of Child, family, and school social workers is 41.4, and Male employees are generally 3.31 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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.

Majors

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Projections

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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