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Child, Family, and School Social Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of child, family, and school social workers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of child, family, and school social workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The child, family, and school social workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Child, Family, and School Social Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,520
25th Percentile Wage
$35,070
50th Percentile Wage
$44,380
75th Percentile Wage
$58,050
90th Percentile Wage
$75,940

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for child, family, and school social workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) child, family, and school social workers is $75,940. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,520. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 166% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$44,380
2.55% 6.42%
2016
$43,250
2.08% -
2015
$42,350
0.54% -
2014
$42,120
0.00% -
2013
$42,120
1.40% -
2012
$41,530
- -

Table 2. Child, Family, and School Social Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of child, family, and school social workers in 10 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for child, family, and school social workers occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $57,870. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $37,350).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$57,870
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$53,630
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$49,910
Federal, State, and Local Government
$47,560
Finance and Insurance
$46,620
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$43,960
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$43,140
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$39,460
Health Care and Social Assistance
$38,830
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$37,350

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Child, Family, and School Social Workers by States

From the above tables we note that not only child, family, and school social workers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of child, family, and school social workers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $31,300 to $68,780. The highest paying state for child, family, and school social workers is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $68,780. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $31,300. For more salary information of child, family, and school social workers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Connecticut
$68,780
New Jersey
$62,690
District of Columbia
$62,520
Rhode Island
$61,220
Hawaii
$55,380
North Dakota
$54,840
Maryland
$54,110
Minnesota
$53,430
Illinois
$52,830
Louisiana
$52,050
New York
$51,490
California
$51,470
Washington
$51,010
Oregon
$50,310
Nevada
$48,750
Michigan
$48,570
Maine
$48,400
New Hampshire
$47,890
Wyoming
$47,280
Virginia
$46,490
Colorado
$46,460
North Carolina
$46,090
Idaho
$45,910
Alaska
$45,360
Wisconsin
$44,830
Vermont
$44,060
Massachusetts
$43,620
Tennessee
$41,990
Texas
$41,570
Ohio
$40,100
Pennsylvania
$39,590
Kansas
$39,190
Florida
$39,000
Alabama
$38,790
New Mexico
$38,790
Kentucky
$38,750
Delaware
$38,540
Nebraska
$38,540
South Dakota
$38,160
Guam
$37,870
Indiana
$37,450
Iowa
$37,290
Arizona
$36,640
Utah
$36,540
South Carolina
$36,020
Georgia
$36,010
Oklahoma
$35,880
Missouri
$35,860
Virgin Islands
$35,640
West Virginia
$35,390
Montana
$34,430
Arkansas
$33,730
Mississippi
$31,650
Puerto Rico
$31,300



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