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Social and Human Service Assistants in Arkansas

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Social and Human Service Assistants in Arkansas

Is Arkansas a good place for you to work as a Social and Human Service Assistant?

22.6% Jobs Projection
$28,520 Median Salary
580 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Social and Human Service Assistants in Arkansas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Social and Human Service Assistants in Arkansas is growing faster than average.

  • Social and Human Service Assistants in Arkansas earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Social and Human Service Assistants Work in Arkansas?

3,570 people worked as Social and Human Service Assistants in 2018 in this state.

There were 3,340 Social and Human Service Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 230 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Social and Human Service Assistants in AR Employment Trend

The typical state has 3,980 Social and Human Service Assistants working in it, which means Arkansas has fewer Social and Human Service Assistants than average.

Social and Human Service Assistants in AR vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Arkansas

Jobs for Social and Human Service Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 22.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 16.4%.

Job Projections for Social and Human Service Assistants: Nation vs. AR

Arkansas Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 580 annual Social and Human Service Assistants job openings in Arkansas, and 4,670 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 55,400 annual jobs and 453,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Social and Human Service Assistants Make in Arkansas?

In 2018 wages for Social and Human Service Assistants ranged from $20,800 to $42,280 with $28,520 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10 to $20.33. The median hourly rate was $13.71.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $13.35 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.36.

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

Social and Human Service Assistants Earnings: AR vs. National Average

Top Arkansas Metros for Social and Human Service Assistants

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Social and Human Service Assistants.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 1,130 $32,890
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 450 $32,790
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 390 $26,430
Jonesboro, AR 250 $29,460
Fort Smith, AR-OK 190 $28,900
Pine Bluff, AR 80 $26,430
Hot Springs, AR 50 $29,620

Top States for Social and Human Service Assistants Employment

View the list below to see where most Social and Human Service Assistants work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 50,600 $39,980
New York 37,340 $35,020
New Jersey 27,220 $34,960
Texas 19,970 $35,360
Pennsylvania 18,480 $33,900
Massachusetts 15,230 $30,660
Ohio 15,210 $32,340
Minnesota 15,000 $34,870
Illinois 13,080 $29,950
Wisconsin 10,450 $34,780
Michigan 10,240 $29,010
Florida 10,110 $31,630
Connecticut 8,300 $38,180
Washington 8,090 $37,960
Maryland 8,080 $33,100
Georgia 8,070 $27,530
North Carolina 7,930 $29,220
Arizona 7,560 $31,130
Virginia 7,250 $30,900
Oregon 6,630 $37,340

Below are the states where Social and Human Service Assistants get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $43,250
California $39,980
Alaska $38,260
Connecticut $38,180
Washington $37,960
Oregon $37,340
Hawaii $35,680
Nevada $35,550
North Dakota $35,440
Texas $35,360

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