Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants



Assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care. Excludes "Rehabilitation Counselors" (21-1015), "Psychiatric Technicians" (29-2053), "Personal Care Aides" (39-9021), and "Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs" (43-4061).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 1,17086$18.31/hr$12.51/hr$14.35/hr$18.11/hr$21.82/hr$24.45/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial Activities20$18.78/hr
Professional and Business Services400$21.39/hr
Education and Health Services9,010$16.24/hr
Leisure and Hospitality60$11.26/hr
Other Services1,050$20.37/hr
Public Administration2,430$22.17/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 210$18.75/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 230$18.43/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 280$17.07/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 290$18.68/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 350$16.78/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 410$18.31/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 470$17.61/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 590$16.35/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 620$22.16/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 700$17.83/hr-1.3%
Northwest Balance of State 1,040$18.07/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 1,130$18.20/hr4.8%
Northwest Minnesota 1,170$18.11/hr3.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 1,260$17.19/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 1,300$18.77/hr8.0%
Northeast Minnesota 1,380$16.72/hr9.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 7,210$17.35/hr14.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 8,160$17.46/hrN/A
Minnesota 12,970$17.60/hr8.2%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,430$26.84/hr9.6%
Residential Advisors 2,560$18.85/hr9.7%
Psychiatric Technicians N/A$17.22/hr11.4%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 1,580$33.11/hr7.4%
Recreational Therapists 410$27.98/hr12.9%
Healthcare Social Workers 4,390$28.31/hr12.4%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 690$25.26/hr19.2%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 2,490$29.00/hr15.4%
Rehabilitation Counselors 3,490$18.74/hr-5.2%


  • Submit reports and review reports or problems with superior.
  • Keep records or prepare reports for owner or management concerning visits with clients.
  • Advise clients regarding food stamps, child care, food, money management, sanitation, or housekeeping.
  • Consult with supervisor concerning programs for individual families.
  • Provide information or refer individuals to public or private agencies or community services for assistance.
  • Interview individuals or family members to compile information on social, educational, criminal, institutional, or drug history.
  • Interview individuals or family members to compile information on social, educational, criminal, institutional, or drug history.
  • Visit individuals in homes or attend group meetings to provide information on agency services, requirements, or procedures.
  • Provide information or refer individuals to public or private agencies or community services for assistance.
  • Keep records or prepare reports for owner or management concerning visits with clients.