Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers



Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 1,710143$25.12/hr$16.27/hr$19.79/hr$25.03/hr$30.03/hr$35.41/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services180$23.38/hr
Education and Health Services4,300$22.61/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services340$20.91/hr
Public Administration3,310$31.04/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 70$21.64/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 180$25.82/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 200$24.84/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 210$26.91/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 270$27.26/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 280$32.09/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 290$21.72/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 310$28.39/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 420$26.66/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 540$29.72/hr5.9%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 560$24.52/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 570$23.51/hr-1.6%
Northeast Minnesota 690$24.55/hr5.1%
Northwest Balance of State 900$24.14/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 960$26.01/hr15.5%
Northwest Minnesota 1,710$25.03/hr9.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,250$27.80/hr11.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 4,770$27.29/hrN/A
Minnesota 8,150$26.60/hr9.6%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Medical and Public Health Social Workers 3,850$28.48/hr12.4%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 2,830$25.38/hr15.4%
Rehabilitation Counselors 3,720$18.65/hr-5.2%
Social and Human Service Assistants 15,000$17.05/hr8.2%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 1,270$32.80/hr7.4%
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 4,790$27.06/hr6.7%
Residential Advisors 2,370$18.26/hr9.7%
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 3,220$41.40/hr11.9%
Marriage and Family Therapists 1,040$25.54/hr19.9%
Recreational Therapists 390$26.65/hr12.9%


  • Interview clients individually, in families, or in groups, assessing their situations, capabilities, and problems to determine what services are required to meet their needs.
  • Maintain case history records and prepare reports.
  • Develop and review service plans in consultation with clients and perform follow-ups assessing the quantity and quality of services provided.
  • Refer clients to community resources for services, such as job placement, debt counseling, legal aid, housing, medical treatment, or financial assistance, and provide concrete information, such as where to go and how to apply.
  • Consult with parents, teachers, and other school personnel to determine causes of problems, such as truancy and misbehavior, and to implement solutions.
  • Counsel parents with child rearing problems, interviewing the child and family to determine whether further action is required.
  • Counsel individuals, groups, families, or communities regarding issues including mental health, poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, physical abuse, rehabilitation, social adjustment, child care, or medical care.
  • Serve as liaisons between students, homes, schools, family services, child guidance clinics, courts, protective services, doctors, and other contacts to help children who face problems, such as disabilities, abuse, or poverty.
  • Consult with parents, teachers, and other school personnel to determine causes of problems, such as truancy and misbehavior, and to implement solutions.
  • Serve as liaisons between students, homes, schools, family services, child guidance clinics, courts, protective services, doctors, and other contacts to help children who face problems, such as disabilities, abuse, or poverty.