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Social and Human Service Assistants in Missouri

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Social and Human Service Assistants in Missouri

Considering a career as a Social and Human Service Assistant in Missouri?

15.7% Jobs Projection
$28,400 Median Salary
1,260 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Social and Human Service Assistants Work in Missouri?

There were approximately 3,650 workers employed as Social and Human Service Assistants in this state in 2018.

There were 3,850 Social and Human Service Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 200 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Social and Human Service Assistants in MO Employment Trend

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

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

Job Projections for Missouri

Jobs for Social and Human Service Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 15.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 16.4%.

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

Missouri Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 1,260 annual job openings, and a total of 10,330 jobs for Missouri Social and Human Service Assistants in 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 Missouri?

In 2018 wages for Social and Human Service Assistants ranged from $18,450 to $44,730 with $28,400 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.87 to $21.5. The median hourly rate was $13.65.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $12.64 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.01.

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

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

Top Missouri 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
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,710 $33,250
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,580 $31,550
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 390 $26,430
Springfield, MO 330 $23,620
Columbia, MO 230 $26,290
Joplin, MO 200 $24,550
Jefferson City, MO 100 $24,590
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 60 $19,870

Top States for Social and Human Service Assistants Employment

The table below shows the states 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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Occupation MO Employment Total
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Health Educators 1,480
Community Health Workers 1,370

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