Social Work Schools In Idaho

Social Work classes faculty can choose to work at one of 6 accredited social work schools in Idaho. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the social work academic community in Idaho, and the future trends in social work training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Social Work
  • Bachelors degree in Social Work
  • Masters degree in Social Work


  1. Boise State University

    1910 University Dr, Boise, Idaho 83725

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  2. Idaho State University

    921 S 8th Ave, Pocatello, Idaho 83209

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  3. Lewis-Clark State College

    500 8th Ave, Lewiston, Idaho 83501-2698

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  4. North Idaho College

    1000 West Garden Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814-2199

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  5. Northwest Nazarene University

    623 S. Holly St, Nampa, Idaho 83686-5897

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  6. Brigham Young University-Idaho

    525 S Center, Rexburg, Idaho 83460

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Professional Trends

Idaho Vs. National Social Work Employment

Idaho 3,220
National 609,060

Of all of the social workers in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Idaho.

Employment Growth for Social workers In Idaho

1,000 1,630 2,970 3,410 3,220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Idaho, social work is a growing field. There were 2,220 more social workers working in Idaho in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 222% growth in the field. This is faster than the trend for social workers around the US. Nationally, the number of social workers has grown by 10% between 2006 and 2010.

Social Work VS. All Professions salaries in Idaho

$41,993 $41,763 $42,225 $40,865 $41,532
$39,304 $39,293 $42,361 $42,993 $44,477
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by social workers is decreasing in Idaho. The mean salary for social workers in 2006 was $41,993 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $41,532 per year.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Idaho

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90th percentile

This represents a 1% decline in salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. Within the field of social work, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid social workers earning 147% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Idaho state.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Idaho

Human Resources
Human Services
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

In Idaho, social workers make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Social Work programs available for each degree type for all schools in Idaho


As the number of social workers is increasing in Idaho state, the number of students graduating from the 6 accredited social work schools in Idaho state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 242 social work graduates from social work courses in Idaho and in 2010 there were 327 graduates.

This represents a 35% increase in the number of social work degree or certificate school graduates in Idaho state. A majority of these graduates, or 56%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in social work.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Idaho

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