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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
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|
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|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
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|
|New Jersey|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New York|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |