Social service jobs all involve helping others. From substance-abuse counseling to discussing spiritual matters, many of these professionals are employed by private, non-profit organizations in industries like healthcare, social assistance and other service industries.
Methodology for The PayScale Index: Trends in Compensation
The PayScale Index tracks quarterly changes in total cash compensation for full-time, private industry employees in the United States. In addition to a national index, it includes separate indices for specific industries, metropolitan areas, job categories, and company sizes. The PayScale Index uses 2006 average total cash compensation as a baseline.