Training Requirements for Social And Human Service Assistants

Social and human service assistants need a high school diploma or equivalent and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Social and human service assistants
Percent
Less than High School 2.7
High School 14.9
Some College 24.7
Associates Degree 10.9
Bachelors Degree 33.1
Masters Degree 11.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.8

Employment Outlook for Social And Human Service Assistants

This represents about 386,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 44,000 more social and human service assistants but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 120,000 more.

Typical Income for Social And Human Service Assistants

Hourly Income

On average,social and human service assistants make $16.41 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Social and human service assistants $10.00 $12.19 $15.29 $19.25 $24.35
Community and social service occupations $12.10 $15.59 $20.67 $28.02 $36.65
Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists $12.18 $15.63 $20.68 $28.02 $36.61
Miscellaneous community and social service specialists $10.65 $13.56 $17.77 $23.83 $32.02
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, social and human service assistants make $34,120 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Social and human service assistants $20,800 $25,350 $31,810 $40,030 $50,640
Community and social service occupations $25,170 $32,420 $42,990 $58,280 $76,220
Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists $25,340 $32,520 $43,020 $58,290 $76,150
Miscellaneous community and social service specialists $22,150 $28,210 $36,970 $49,570 $66,610
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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