Social Work Schools In Washington State

There are 10 accredited social work schools in Washington State for faculty who teach social work classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in social work in the state of Washington State, which encompasses social work training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Clover Park Technical College

    4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, Washington 98499-4004

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  2. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

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  3. Heritage University

    3240 Fort Rd, Toppenish, Washington 98948

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  4. Trinity Lutheran College

    2802 Wetmore Ave., Everett, Washington 98201

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  5. Pacific Lutheran University

    1010 122nd St So, Tacoma, Washington 98447-0003

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  6. Saint Martin's University

    5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, Washington 98503-7500

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  7. Seattle University

    900 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122-4340

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  8. Walla Walla University

    204 S College Ave, College Place, Washington 99324-1198

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  9. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

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  10. University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

    1900 Commerce St, Tacoma, Washington 98402-3100

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Social Work Employment

Washington State 10,610
National 609,060

Of all of the social workers that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Social workers In Washington State

9,950 9,360 9,910 7,710 10,610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, social work is a growing field. 660 more social workers were working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of social workers has grown by 7%. This growth is slower 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 Washington State

$44,045 $46,545 $47,250 $46,988 $48,368
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Washington State, as the number of social workers is growing, the salaries earned by social workers are increasing. Social workers earned a yearly mean salary of $44,045 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $48,368 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Washington State

10th percentile
$31,165
25th percentile
$39,405
50th percentile
$48,915
75th percentile
$56,800
90th percentile
$64,392

Thus, there was a 9% growth in social workers' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 107% 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 Washington State.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Washington State

Human Resources
$70,280
Human Services
$44,777
Public Administration
$99,225
Public Health
$69,923
Social Work
$48,368

In Washington State, 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 Washington State

associate
0
bachelor
9
master
5
doctor
1
Certificate
1
Total16

The number of students graduating from the 10 accredited social work schools in Washington State is increasing. In Washington State, there were 686 graduates in 2006. And there were 736 graduates from social work courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 7% percent increase in the number of social work school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. Most of these graduates, or 56%, earned a bachelor's degree in social work.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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