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Social Work Schools
In Atlanta, Georgia

The city of Atlanta has 2 schools where social work faculty can find employment. The trends in Atlanta's social work academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes social work training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Atlanta Vs. Georgia Social Work Employment

Atlanta 5,590
Georgia 11,580

Exactly 5,590 of Georgia's 11,580 social workers work in Atlanta. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of social workers in Atlanta has shrunk by 9%. Overall employment in Atlanta has increased.

Atlanta Vs. Georgia Social Work employment growth

12,430 12,300 12,270 11,860 11,580
6,140 5,860 6,010 5,730 5,590
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Georgia
  • Dark Yellow: Atlanta

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Atlanta

$40,345 $40,743 $43,005 $48,392 $47,955
$40,930 $42,170 $44,170 $45,520 $46,440
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Atlanta
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Atlanta

In Atlanta, salaries for social workers have increased. In 2010 social workers in Atlanta reportedly earned an average salary of $47,955 per year. The average salary for social workers in Atlanta was $40,345 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of social workers in Atlanta is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Atlanta

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Atlanta social workers earn a median yearly salary of $47,755. The difference in pay between the social workers in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 117%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $31,458 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $68,178 per year.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Atlanta

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

Social worker salaries in Atlanta are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Atlanta


There are 2 accredited social work schools in the city. Many of Atlanta's social workers are graduates of one of these schools.

Social Work Programs Offered In Atlanta


Atlanta's social work schools offer 5 social work degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Atlanta


In 2010 approximately 170 students completed social work courses.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Atlanta, Georgia

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