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Social Work Schools In Alabama

In Alabama, there are 16 accredited schools where social work classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of social work and social work training in Alabama, which includes social work training at the following levels:


  1. Community College of the Air Force

    100 S Turner Blvd, Montgomery, Alabama 36114-0011

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Alabama A & M University

    4900 Meridian St, Normal, Alabama 35762

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Administration Bldg Suite 1070, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0110

    143 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Alabama State University

    915 S Jackson Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36101-0271

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. The University of Alabama

    739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0166

    75 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Auburn University

    Auburn, Alabama, Auburn University, Alabama 36849

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Jacksonville State University

    700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville, Alabama 36265

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus

    3060 Wilson Rd SW, Birmingham, Alabama 35221-1717

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Miles College

    5500 Myron Massey Blvd, Fairfield, Alabama 35064-2621

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  10. University of Montevallo

    Station 6001, Montevallo, Alabama 35115-6000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  11. University of North Alabama

    One Harrison Plaza, Florence, Alabama 35632-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  12. Oakwood University

    7000 Adventist Blvd NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35896

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  13. University of South Alabama

    307 N University Blvd, Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  14. Talladega College

    627 W Battle St, Talladega, Alabama 35160

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  15. Troy University

    University Avenue, Troy, Alabama 36082-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  16. Tuskegee University

    Kresge Center, 3rd Floor, Tuskegee, Alabama 36088-1920

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Social Work Employment

Alabama 7,450
National 609,060

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

Employment Growth for Social workers In Alabama

5,670 7,720 7,770 7,720 7,450
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of social workers is growing in Alabama. 1,780 more social workers were working in Alabama in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of social work has grown by 31% in Alabama. 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 Alabama

$37,003 $37,660 $39,102 $39,258 $40,445
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by social workers is increasing in Alabama. The mean salary for social workers in 2006 was $37,003 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $40,445 per year.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Alabama

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25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, social workers' salaries grew by 9% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Alabama state, within the field of social work, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid social workers earn 141% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Alabama

Human Resources
Human Services
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

In Alabama, 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 Alabama


The number of students graduating from the 16 accredited social work schools in Alabama is decreasing. In 2006 there were 707 social work graduates from social work courses in Alabama and in 2010 there were 656 graduates.

This represents a 7% decrease in the number of social work degree or certificate school graduates in Alabama state. 74% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in social work.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of social work faculty in Alabama, growth in the field of social work academia and faculty salaries in Alabama. If you are involved in teaching social work courses to students at the associates degree in social work, bachelors degree in social work, masters degree in social work, and doctoral degree in social work levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of social work in Alabama. A summary of what your peers have told us up until now will be available once you submit your information.

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