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South Central Workforce Development Area (1Q 2020)
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Estimated employment930
Mean wage$30.83
Entry wage$18.86
10th percentile wage$16.84
50th percentile wage$29.12
90th percentile wage$46.11
Top Employing Industries
Education and Health Services63068.0%
Public Administration29030.7%
Top Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration290$40.38
Education and Health Services630$24.19
Child, Family, and School Social Workers (21-1021)
Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$29.12 $26.00  $3.12
2019$28.19+3.3%$25.17 +3.3%$3.02
2018$27.45+2.7%$24.51 +2.7%$2.94
2017$26.82+2.4%$23.95 +2.4%$2.87
2016$26.40+1.6%$23.57 +1.6%$2.83
2015$25.89+2.0%$23.12 +2.0%$2.77
2014$25.41+1.9%$22.69 +1.9%$2.72
2013$24.92+1.9%$22.25 +1.9%$2.67
2012$24.44+2.0%$21.82 +2.0%$2.62
2011$24.06+1.6%$21.48 +1.6%$2.58
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$29.12 $22.75  $6.37
2019$28.19+3.3%$21.83 +4.2%$6.37
2018$27.45+2.7%$21.16 +3.1%$6.29
2017$26.82+2.4%$20.59 +2.8%$6.23
2016$26.40+1.6%$20.13 +2.3%$6.27
2015$25.89+2.0%$19.70 +2.1%$6.19
2014$25.41+1.9%$19.28 +2.2%$6.13
2013$24.92+1.9%$18.89 +2.1%$6.03
2012$24.44+2.0%$18.57 +1.7%$5.87
2011$24.06+1.6%$18.28 +1.6%$5.78
Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.
Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2020
Top Areas For This Occupation
Best Pay
Median Wage / Employment
Eastern $36.771,640
Northwest $33.961,230
Southwest $33.07690
North Central $31.08870
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
Eastern $36.771,640
Northwest $33.961,230
South Central $29.12930
North Central $31.08870
Wages in other areas
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