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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. In Table 2 we compare the median salaries of 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 BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Community and Social Service Occupations in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$73,250
75th Percentile Wage
$56,290
50th Percentile Wage
$41,290
25th Percentile Wage
$31,190
10th Percentile Wage
$23,990

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 $73,250. The median annual salary is $41,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,990.

Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Community and Social Service Occupations

Table 2 shows the median annual wage of all community and social service occupations in the United States. We note that the median annual salaries vary considerably among community and social service professions and range from $29,620 to $59,100. The highest paid community and social service occupations are other social workers with a median annual salary of $59,100. The lowest paid community and social service occupations in the United States are other religious workers with a median annual salary of $29,620. 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
$59,100
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
$53,370
Healthcare Social Workers
$51,930
Health Educators
$50,430
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
$49,060
Marriage and Family Therapists
$48,040
Social Workers
$45,500
Other Counselors
$44,830
Counselors
$44,520
Clergy
$43,950
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
$42,120
Other Community and Social Service Specialists
$41,420
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
$41,380
Counselors, Social Workers, and Other Community and Social Service Specialists
$41,290
Religious Workers
$41,220
Mental Health Counselors
$40,850
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
$39,270
Directors, Religious Activities and Education
$38,480
Miscellaneous Community and Social Service Specialists
$35,110
Community Health Workers
$34,870
Rehabilitation Counselors
$34,380
Social and Human Service Assistants
$29,790
Other Religious Workers
$29,620