Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Child, Family, and School Social Workers (21-1021)

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 956 1021 6.8 29 67 102
United States 339800 364600 0.0 10400 24000 36900
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 25.18 15.53 18.44 23.28 29.85 38.60
Alaska 28.43 18.30 22.97 27.66 34.01 39.30
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 27.88 20.47 23.16 26.81 31.77 37.51
Fairbanks North Star Borough 30.03 23.86 23.87 28.50 36.37 41.56
Balance of State 28.78 17.20 21.05 28.67 35.21 40.15

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.