The median hourly wage of social and human service assistants was $13.56 in May 2010.The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $9.03, and the top 10 percent earned more than $21.59.
In May 2010, the median hourly wages of social and human service assistants in industries employing the largest numbers of these workers were as follows:
|State government, excluding education and hospitals||$16.27|
|Local government, excluding education and hospitals||15.94|
|Individual and family services||13.10|
|Nursing and residential care facilities||11.72|
Most social and human service assistants work full time. Some work nights and weekends.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition