Highest Paying Industries for Counselors, Social Workers, and Other Community and Social Service Specialists

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Federal Executive Branch35.473620
Federal government, including the US Postal Service35.473620
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers33.1668970
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers30.0362450
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods3062400
Wholesale Trade29.7961960
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned29.5461450
Educational Services, Local government owned29.360950
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)2960330
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned28.7459790
Health and Personal Care Stores28.2458740
Junior colleges, Local government owned27.4857160
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned27.3856960
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned27.2656700
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)27.1956560
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)27.1456450
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned26.7355610
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned26.7155550
Insurance Carriers26.755540
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned26.6855480
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities26.6555430
Finance and Insurance26.5855290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)26.5755270
Other Insurance Related Activities26.5255170
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities26.5255160
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages26.4855070
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)26.3154730
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences26.2654620
Local government, including schools and hospitals26.1754430
Other Information Services26.0654190
Business Support Services25.7653570
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories25.7553550
Home Health Care Services25.753450
Hospitals, Privately owned25.653250
Other schools and instruction, Local government owned25.5353110
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned25.4953010
Telephone Call Centers25.4852990
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.4852990
Specialty hospitals, State government owned25.4452900
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services25.3952810
Hospitals, Local government owned25.3352680
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service25.2152430
Junior colleges, Privately owned24.9551900
Educational Support Services, Local government owned24.8351650
Hospitals, State government owned24.8351650
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services24.651160
Scientific Research and Development Services24.5451040
Legal Services24.5351030
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)24.4850910
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned24.4450840
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned24.2750490
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations24.0950110
Educational Services, Privately owned2449920
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned2449910
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)23.8349570
Federal, State, and Local Government23.8249530
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service23.8249530
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals23.7549400
Offices of Other Health Practitioners23.6749240
Educational Support Services, Privately owned23.649080
Computer Systems Design and Related Services23.5949070
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services23.5348940
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)23.4748820
Junior colleges, State government owned23.4548780
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers23.4448750
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries23.3848640
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)23.3748600
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)23.3648580
Offices of Physicians23.3448560
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries23.3348520
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services23.2948450
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services23.2948440
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned23.2848430
Information23.2648370
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities23.248260
Technical and trade schools, State government owned23.1948240
Ambulance Services23.1548160
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned23.1148070
State government, including schools and hospitals23.0547940
Educational Services, State government owned23.0447920
Office Administrative Services23.0147860
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned23.0147850
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals22.9247670
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned22.6947200
Construction22.6147040
Construction of Buildings22.4946780
Residential Building Construction22.4946780
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation22.4646720
Broadcasting (except Internet)22.2246220
Radio and Television Broadcasting22.2246220
Consumer Goods Rental22.246180
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)22.1946160
Rental and Leasing Services22.1646100
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)22.1646100
Manufacturing22.0745910
All industries21.7845310
Employment Services21.7645270
Retail Trade21.7145170
Transportation and Warehousing21.6745070
Ambulatory Health Care Services21.6645050
Offices of Dentists21.6344980
Repair and Maintenance21.5844890
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)21.4344570
Pharmacies and Drug Stores21.1543990
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services21.0643810
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services20.9643600
Administrative and Support Services20.9643600
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners20.9643590
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned20.943480
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists20.8943460
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities20.8443340
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events20.7143070
Rooming and Boarding Houses20.743060
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations20.4642550
Grantmaking and Giving Services20.4542540
Other Financial Investment Activities20.3242260
Lessors of Real Estate20.2542110
Religious Organizations20.0341660
Management of Companies and Enterprises19.9341460
Outpatient Care Centers19.9141420
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries19.9141410
Other Personal Services19.7441050
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation19.6140790
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation19.6140790
All industries, private ownership only19.5740710
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing19.4940530
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly19.440360
Real Estate19.440350
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)19.3540240
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers19.2640050
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations1939520
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)18.9839480
Social Advocacy Organizations18.5138510
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions18.4838440
Facilities Support Services18.2738000
Individual and Family Services17.937240
Personal and Laundry Services17.937240
Death Care Services17.8237060
Activities Related to Real Estate17.6736760
Social Assistance17.436180
Civic and Social Organizations17.2235820
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities17.0835520
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities1735360
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services16.9135170
Accommodation and Food Services16.8435030
Accommodation16.8435030
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities16.6634660
Personal Care Services16.6334590
Other Residential Care Facilities16.4634230
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries16.4334180
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities16.2533810
Vocational Rehabilitation Services16.2633810
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services16.2533800
Child Day Care Services16.233700
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities15.5332310
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps14.7830750
Miscellaneous Store Retailers13.8628820
Used Merchandise Stores13.8628820
Services to Buildings and Dwellings12.3725730

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