Child, Family, and School Social Worker Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of child, family, and school social workers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare child, family, and school social worker salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Child, Family, and School Social Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,290
25th Percentile Wage
$32,100
50th Percentile Wage
$38,830
75th Percentile Wage
$49,040
90th Percentile Wage
$61,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for child, family, and school social workers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) child, family, and school social workers is $61,540. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid child, family, and school social workers is $26,290.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of child, family, and school social workers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$38,830
2.50% 6.95%
2016
$37,860
1.11% -
2015
$37,440
1.55% -
2014
$36,860
0.57% -
2013
$36,650
1.42% -
2012
$36,130
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Compare Child, Family, and School Social Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of child, family, and school social workers in 37 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for child, family, and school social worker occupations is the general medical and surgical hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $56,810. The lowest paying industry is the child day care services industry (annual salary $35,740). For detailed child, family, and school social worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$56,810
Hospitals - State government owned
$55,840
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$54,690
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$53,660
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$50,380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$50,280
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$49,480
Hospitals - Privately owned
$47,940
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$47,870
Offices of Physicians
$47,270
Hospitals - Local government owned
$47,020
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$46,970
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$46,020
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$45,730
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$45,700
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$43,280
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$43,220
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$41,570
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$40,210
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$40,060
Outpatient Care Centers
$39,470
Individual and Family Services
$39,220
Home Health Care Services
$39,200
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$38,980
Social Assistance
$38,700
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$37,900
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$37,810
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$37,810
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$37,650
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$37,570
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$37,370
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$36,860
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$36,750
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$36,480
Other Residential Care Facilities
$36,460
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$36,270
Child Day Care Services
$35,740

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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