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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 the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Community and Social Service Occupations in the United States (2016 Survey)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,170
25th Percentile Wage
$32,420
50th Percentile Wage
$42,990
75th Percentile Wage
$58,280
90th Percentile Wage
$76,220

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 $76,220. The median annual salary is $42,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,170.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of community and social service occupations from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,9902.28%6.02%
201542,0101.71%-
201441,2901.16%-
201340,8101.00%-
201240,400--

Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Community and Social Service Occupations (2016 Survey)

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 $28,820 to $60,230. The highest paid community and social service occupations are other social workers with a median annual salary of $60,230. The lowest paid community and social service occupations in the United States are other religious workers with a median annual salary of $28,820. 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
$60,230
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
$54,560
Healthcare Social Workers
$53,760
Health Educators
$53,070
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
$50,160
Marriage and Family Therapists
$49,170
Social Workers
$46,890
Counselors
$45,970
Clergy
$45,740
Other Counselors
$44,350
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
$43,250
Other Community and Social Service Specialists
$43,120
Counselors, Social Workers, and Other Community and Social Service Specialists
$43,020
Mental Health Counselors
$42,840
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
$42,700
Religious Workers
$42,220
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
$41,070
Directors, Religious Activities and Education
$38,610
Community Health Workers
$37,330
Miscellaneous Community and Social Service Specialists
$36,970
Rehabilitation Counselors
$34,670
Social and Human Service Assistants
$31,810
Other Religious Workers
$28,820