Child, Family, and School Social Workers in California
Considering a career as a Child, Family, or School Social Worker in California?
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||380||$57,620|
|Santa Rosa, CA||340||$44,130|
|Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA||320||$53,450|
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA||310||$47,900|
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA||90||$52,040|
|El Centro, CA||70||$45,290|
|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|
Below are the states where Child, Family, and School Social Workers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$68,400|
Related Careers in CA
You may also be interested in the following careers:
|Occupation||CA Employment Total|
|Healthcare Social Workers||18,600|
|Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers||14,840|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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