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Child, Family, and School Social Workers in California

Considering a career as a Child, Family, or School Social Worker in California?

12.9% Jobs Projection
$55,460 Median Salary
3,690 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Child, Family, and School Social Workers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Child, Family, and School Social Workers in California is growing faster than average.

  • Child, Family, and School Social Workers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Child, Family, and School Social Workers Work in California?

In California, there were 31,290 people working as Child, Family, and School Social Workers in the year 2018.

There were 32,050 Child, Family, and School Social Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 760 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Child, Family, and School Social Workers in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 3,720 Child, Family, and School Social Workers working in it, which means California has more Child, Family, and School Social Workers than average.

Child, Family, and School Social Workers in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Child, Family, and School Social Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 12.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.2%.

Job Projections for Child, Family, and School Social Workers: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 3,690 annual Child, Family, and School Social Workers job openings in California, and 35,000 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 38,300 annual jobs and 362,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Child, Family, and School Social Workers Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Child, Family, and School Social Workers ranged from $35,010 to $93,290 with $55,460 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.83 to $44.85. The median hourly rate was $26.66.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $24.75 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.91.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Child, Family, and School Social Workers Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Child, Family, and School Social Workers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Child, Family, and School Social Workers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 14,610 $60,510
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,390 $50,440
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,570 $55,790
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,680 $53,810
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,330 $57,040
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 1,320 $48,600
Fresno, CA 770 $47,640
Bakersfield, CA 640 $53,450
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 380 $57,620
Modesto, CA 360 $46,180
Visalia-Porterville, CA 350 $52,470
Santa Rosa, CA 340 $44,130
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 320 $53,450
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 310 $47,900
Chico, CA 300 $48,090
Stockton-Lodi, CA 240 $37,170
Redding, CA 160 $40,730
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 140 $63,940
Napa, CA 130 $52,970
Merced, CA 110 $56,970
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 90 $52,040
El Centro, CA 70 $45,290
Madera, CA 70 $46,190
Yuba City, CA 30 $47,340

Top States for Child, Family, and School Social Workers Employment

View the list below to see where most Child, Family, and School Social Workers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 31,290 $55,460
New York 28,530 $52,850
Pennsylvania 20,160 $40,830
Texas 19,510 $50,660
Illinois 13,910 $52,000
Michigan 13,790 $50,020
Massachusetts 12,340 $43,980
North Carolina 11,610 $46,240
Ohio 10,090 $42,720
Virginia 9,340 $47,910
Florida 9,010 $40,000
Georgia 8,660 $37,960
Missouri 8,620 $36,470
Minnesota 8,150 $54,380
Kentucky 7,740 $39,120
Washington 7,590 $52,260
Indiana 7,240 $37,460
Colorado 6,700 $47,150
Oklahoma 6,330 $35,120
Arizona 5,780 $37,300

Below are the states where Child, Family, and School Social Workers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Connecticut $70,230
District of Columbia $68,400
New Jersey $63,720
Rhode Island $59,570
Maryland $57,830
Hawaii $55,820
California $55,460
Minnesota $54,380
North Dakota $53,710
New York $52,850

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Occupation CA Employment Total
Healthcare Social Workers 18,600
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 14,840

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