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17.6% Jobs Projection
$34,960 Median Salary
3,940 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Social and Human Service Assistants Work in New Jersey?

In 2018, there were 27,220 Social and Human Service Assistants working in the state.

There were 25,810 Social and Human Service Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,410 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Social and Human Service Assistants in NJ Employment Trend

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

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

Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Social and Human Service Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 17.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 16.4%.

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

New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 3,940 annual Social and Human Service Assistants job openings in New Jersey, and 32,140 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 New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Social and Human Service Assistants ranged from $23,340 to $50,540 with $34,960 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.22 to $24.3. The median hourly rate was $16.81.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $16.33 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.48.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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

Top New Jersey 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 39,950 $35,950
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 12,560 $34,310
Trenton, NJ 2,150 $36,640
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 1,360 $32,630
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 1,050 $34,660
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 820 $34,500
Ocean City, NJ 210 $33,120

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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