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Salary of Community and Social Service Occupations

The average annual salary of community and social service occupations is shown in Table 1. Table 2 compares the median salaries across all community and social service occupations in the United States. The community and social service occupations salary statistics are from the national compensation survey published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Community and Social Service Occupations in the United States (2017 Survey)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,690
25th Percentile Wage
$33,050
50th Percentile Wage
$43,840
75th Percentile Wage
$59,300
90th Percentile Wage
$77,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for community and social service occupations. The salary is shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) community and social service occupations is $77,360. The median annual salary is $43,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,690.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of community and social service occupations from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$43,840
1.94% 7.85%
2016
$42,990
2.28% -
2015
$42,010
1.71% -
2014
$41,290
1.16% -
2013
$40,810
1.00% -
2012
$40,400
- -

Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Community and Social Service Occupations (2017 Survey)

Table 2 shows the median annual wage for each Community and Social Service Occupations in the United States. Note that the median annual salaries vary considerably among community and social service professions, ranging from $29,310 to $61,980. The highest-paid community and social service occupations are other social workers with a median annual salary of $61,980. The lowest-paid community and social service occupations in the United States are other religious workers with a median annual salary of $29,310. For more salary information about a specific community and social service profession, use the links in the table.

Occupation Group Median Annual Salary
Other Social Workers
$61,980
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
$55,410
Healthcare Social Workers
$54,870
Health Educators
$53,940
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
$51,410
Marriage and Family Therapists
$48,790
Social Workers
$47,980
Clergy
$47,100
Counselors
$46,740
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
$44,380
Counselors, Social Workers, and Other Community and Social Service Specialists
$43,860
Religious Workers
$43,410
Other Counselors
$43,370
Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors
$43,300
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
$43,250
Mental Health Counselors
$42,840
Other Community and Social Service Specialists
$41,570
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
$41,070
Directors, Religious Activities and Education
$38,980
Community Health Workers
$38,370
Miscellaneous Community and Social Service Specialists
$37,670
Rehabilitation Counselors
$34,860
Social and Human Service Assistants
$33,120
Other Religious Workers
$29,310