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Social Work Schools
In Anchorage, Alaska

The city of Anchorage has only one school where social work faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in social work in the city of Anchorage, which encompasses social work training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Anchorage Vs. Alaska Social Work Employment

Anchorage 930
Alaska 2,020

Of the 2,020 social workers employed in Alaska, 930 work in Anchorage. There has been a 16% growth in the number of social workers in Anchorage between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of social workers in Anchorage has increased, overall employment in Anchorage has also increased.

Anchorage Vs. Alaska Social Work employment growth

1,880 1,840 1,740 1,670 2,020
800 920 840 860 930
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Alaska
  • Dark Yellow: Anchorage

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Anchorage

$40,007 $44,545 $49,995 $49,562 $47,857
$45,100 $46,730 $48,050 $49,730 $51,470
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Anchorage
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Anchorage

As the number of social workers in Anchorage has grown, salaries for social workers have also increased. In 2010 an average salary of $47,857 per year was earned by social workers in Anchorage. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for social workers in Anchorage was $40,007 per year. The growth in the salary of social workers in Anchorage is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Anchorage

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90th percentile

Social workers in Anchorage make a median yearly salary of $45,660. The 10% of social workers in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $31,517 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 121% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Anchorage

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

Anchorage social workers have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Anchorage


Many of Anchorage's social workers are graduates of the only accredited social work school in the city.

Social Work Programs Offered In Anchorage


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in social work offered by Anchorage's social work schools.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Anchorage


Approximately 37 students completed social work courses in 2010.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Anchorage, Alaska

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