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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,800
25th Percentile Wage
$34,230
50th Percentile Wage
$43,250
75th Percentile Wage
$56,740
90th Percentile Wage
$75,140

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 $75,140. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,800. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 170% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of child, family, and school social workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201643,2502.08%3.98%
201542,3500.54%-
201442,1200.00%-
201342,1201.40%-
201241,530--

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 $57,110. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $36,130).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$57,110
Finance and Insurance
$53,410
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,320
Federal, State, and Local Government
$46,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$41,110
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$40,380
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$39,460
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$39,460
Health Care and Social Assistance
$37,860
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$36,130

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 $31,600 to $67,560. The highest paying state for child, family, and school social workers is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $67,560. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $31,600. 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
$67,560
District of Columbia
$61,060
Rhode Island
$58,270
New Jersey
$58,130
Minnesota
$54,360
Hawaii
$54,000
Illinois
$53,950
New York
$53,370
Louisiana
$51,800
North Dakota
$51,360
Washington
$49,820
Maryland
$49,400
California
$49,360
Maine
$47,460
Michigan
$46,900
Alaska
$46,830
Oregon
$46,570
Nevada
$46,320
Wisconsin
$46,300
Virginia
$46,000
New Hampshire
$45,630
North Carolina
$45,380
Wyoming
$44,940
Colorado
$44,810
Massachusetts
$43,110
Idaho
$41,720
Texas
$41,340
Tennessee
$41,240
New Mexico
$39,570
Ohio
$39,340
Vermont
$39,140
South Dakota
$38,620
Florida
$38,380
Nebraska
$38,320
Alabama
$38,090
Pennsylvania
$37,750
Oklahoma
$37,050
Iowa
$36,970
Kentucky
$36,950
Indiana
$36,910
Delaware
$36,860
Utah
$36,730
Kansas
$36,310
Georgia
$35,800
Virgin Islands
$35,640
Missouri
$35,570
Arizona
$35,190
West Virginia
$34,720
Montana
$33,980
Arkansas
$33,230
Mississippi
$32,100
South Carolina
$32,060
Puerto Rico
$31,600



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