Child, Family, and School Social Worker Salary Information in California

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 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Child, Family, and School Social Workers in California

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of child, family, and school social workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,470
4.10% 7.79%
2016
$49,360
3.91% -
2015
$47,430
-1.58% -
2014
$48,180
2.78% -
2013
$46,840
-1.32% -
2012
$47,460
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Child, Family, and School Social Workers in California Cities

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
Salinas
$67,830
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$57,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$57,500
Napa
$55,540
Bakersfield-Delano
$55,490
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$55,310
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$52,660
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$52,420
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$51,480
Chico
$51,080
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$50,480
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$50,050
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$49,320
Hanford-Corcoran
$49,260
Yuba City
$49,010
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$48,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$47,010
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$46,340
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$46,340
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$46,180
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$45,880
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$45,700
Modesto
$45,410
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$44,730
Fresno
$43,660
El Centro
$43,610
Visalia-Porterville
$41,930
Merced
$41,650
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$41,160
Madera-Chowchilla
$38,600
Redding
$38,330
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$36,610
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$35,630
Vallejo-Fairfield
$33,690
Stockton
$32,870




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