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Social and Human Service Assistants in New York

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Social and Human Service Assistants in New York

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

21.9% Jobs Projection
$35,020 Median Salary
5,600 Job Openings

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

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

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

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

There were approximately 37,340 workers employed as Social and Human Service Assistants in this state in 2018.

There were 34,760 Social and Human Service Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 2,580 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Social and Human Service Assistants in NY Employment Trend

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

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

Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Social and Human Service Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 21.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 16.4%.

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

New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 5,600 annual job openings, and a total of 45,220 jobs for New York 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 New York?

In 2018 wages for Social and Human Service Assistants ranged from $24,300 to $54,770 with $35,020 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.69 to $26.33. The median hourly rate was $16.84.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $16.56 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.28.

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

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

Top New York 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
Rochester, NY 2,800 $34,340
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,920 $33,260
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 1,830 $30,470
Syracuse, NY 1,790 $30,880
Binghamton, NY 690 $29,970
Utica-Rome, NY 670 $35,690
Ithaca, NY 340 $43,440
Kingston, NY 320 $39,690
Glens Falls, NY 200 $32,290
Elmira, NY 130 $31,000
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 120 $36,100

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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