The salary statistics of social and human service assistants are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of social and human service assistants within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The social and human service assistants 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social and human service assistants. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) social and human service assistants is $50,640. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $31,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,800. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 143% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of social and human service assistants from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of social and human service assistants in 13 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 social and human service assistants occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $43,650. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $23,240).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
From the above tables we note that not only social and human service assistants 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 social and human service assistants in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $22,380 to $39,780. The highest paying state for social and human service assistants is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $39,780. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $22,380. For more salary information of social and human service assistants profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New York|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |