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 1,43093$17.74/hr$11.61/hr$13.72/hr$17.47/hr$21.63/hr$24.23/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial Activities20$18.85/hr
Professional and Business Services380$20.95/hr
Education and Health Services10,230$15.37/hr
Leisure and Hospitality60$11.16/hr
Other Services1,220$19.52/hr
Public Administration3,080$21.56/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 120$20.67/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 260$15.03/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 310$14.74/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 350$16.21/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 430$16.20/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 500$21.90/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 720$16.25/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 750$14.84/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 930$20.99/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 1,020$14.85/hr-1.3%
Northwest Balance of State 1,140$17.86/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 1,300$16.56/hr4.8%
Northwest Minnesota 1,430$17.47/hr3.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 1,570$15.54/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 1,660$18.90/hr8.0%
Northeast Minnesota 1,740$15.56/hr9.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 7,750$17.11/hr14.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 8,810$17.09/hrN/A
Minnesota 15,000$17.05/hr8.2%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,150$26.60/hr9.6%
Residential Advisors 2,370$18.26/hr9.7%
Psychiatric Technicians 230$18.89/hr11.4%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 1,270$32.80/hr7.4%
Recreational Therapists 390$26.65/hr12.9%
Medical and Public Health Social Workers 3,850$28.48/hr12.4%
Occupational Therapist Assistants 680$25.18/hr19.2%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 2,830$25.38/hr15.4%
Rehabilitation Counselors 3,720$18.65/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.