Social Work Schools In Nevada

There are 2 accredited social work schools in Nevada for faculty who teach social work classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the social work academic community in Nevada, and the future trends in social work training at the following levels:

  • Social Work Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Social Work
  • Masters degree in Social Work


  1. University of Nevada-Las Vegas

    4505 S Maryland Pky, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Nevada-Reno

    Reno, Nevada 89557

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Nevada Vs. National Social Work Employment

Nevada 4,030
National 609,060

Approximately 1% of the country's social workers work in Nevada state.

Employment Growth for Social workers In Nevada

3,370 3,340 3,750 4,010 4,030
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Nevada, the field of social work is growing. In 2010 there were 660 more social workers working in Nevada than there were in 2006. Thus, in Nevada, this field has grown by 20% in four years. This growth is faster than the change in the number of social workers around the country. Nationally, the number of social workers has grown by 10% from 2006 to 2010.

Social Work VS. All Professions salaries in Nevada

$37,783 $53,363 $50,938 $50,935 $51,400
$45,390 $46,413 $47,635 $49,555 $51,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of social workers is growing, the salaries paid to social workers are increasing in Nevada. In 2006 social workers made a mean salary of $37,783 per year, and in 2010 they made $51,400 per year.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Nevada

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Thus, there was a 26% growth in social workers' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 146% pay differential between the highest paid social workers and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of social work in Nevada.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Nevada

Human Resources
Human Services
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

In Nevada, 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 Nevada


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited social work schools in Nevada is increasing. In 2006, 156 students graduated from social work courses in Nevada. And in 2010, 188 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of social work school degree or certificate graduates in Nevada by 21%. 40% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in social work.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Nevada

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