Social Work Schools
In Athens, West Virginia

In Athens, there is only one social work 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 Athens, which encompasses social work training at the social work bachelors degree level.


Professional Trends

Athens Vs. West Virginia Social Work Employment

Athens 930
West Virginia 4,800

Of the 4,800 social workers employed in West Virginia, 930 work in Athens. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of social workers in Athens has shrunk by 31%. Overall employment in Athens has increased.

Athens Vs. West Virginia Social Work employment growth

5,240 5,190 7,690 5,320 4,800
1,350 1,140 470 No data 930
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: West Virginia
  • Dark Yellow: Athens

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Athens

$27,897 $30,417 $30,710 No data $32,977
$29,770 $30,540 $31,560 No data $33,710
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Athens
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Athens

Salaries for social workers in Athens have increased. In 2010 Athens social workers earned an average yearly salary of $32,977. Social workers in Athens made a yearly average salary of $27,897, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of social workers in Athens is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Athens

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Social workers in Athens make a median yearly salary of $31,473. The difference in pay between the social workers in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 95%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $22,950 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $44,717 per year.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Athens

Human Services
Social Work
Human Resources
Public Health
Public Administration

On average social workers in Athens earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Athens.

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Athens


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

Social Work Programs Offered In Athens


Athens' social work school offers one social work degree and certificate program.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Athens


Approximately 14 students completed social work courses in 2010.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Athens, West Virginia

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