The average annual and hourly salaries for child, family, and school social workers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of child, family, and school social workers among California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$32,760|
|25th Percentile Wage||$39,570|
|50th Percentile Wage||$51,470|
|75th Percentile Wage||$68,640|
|90th Percentile Wage||$90,650|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for child, family, and school social workers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $90,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,760.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of child, family, and school social workers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of child, family, and school social workers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of child, family, and school social workers in state of California ranges from $32,870 to $67,830. The highest paying area for child, family, and school social workers in California is Salinas with a median annual salary of $67,830. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura (mean annual salary $57,900). The lowest paying area is Stockton with a median annual salary of $32,870.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale|| |
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara|| |
|San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos|| |
|North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario|| |
|Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont|| |
|Yuba City|| |
|San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana|| |
|Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Santa Rosa-Petaluma|| |
|Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta|| |
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles|| |
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville|| |
|El Centro|| |
|Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine|| |
|Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |