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Social Work Schools
In Bakersfield, California

In Bakersfield, there is only one social work school where social work faculty can find employment. The trends in Bakersfield's social work academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes social work training at the social work masters degree level.


Professional Trends

Bakersfield Vs. California Social Work Employment

Bakersfield 330
California 59,550

Of the 59,550 social workers employed in California, 330 work in Bakersfield. Between 2006 and 2010, in Bakersfield, there has been a 27% growth in the number of social workers. As the number of social workers in Bakersfield has increased, overall employment in Bakersfield has also increased.

Bakersfield Vs. California Social Work employment growth

53,410 55,300 56,800 61,050 59,550
260 400 420 420 330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Bakersfield

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Bakersfield

$46,020 $42,990 $46,740 $48,938 $58,175
$36,700 $38,150 $40,210 $42,430 $44,520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Bakersfield
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Bakersfield

As the number of social workers in Bakersfield has grown, salaries for social workers have also increased. In 2010 an average salary of $58,175 per year was earned by social workers in Bakersfield. Social workers in Bakersfield made a yearly average salary of $46,020, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of social workers in Bakersfield is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Bakersfield

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Social workers make a median salary of $60,035 per year in Bakersfield. The difference in pay between the social workers in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 200%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $28,495 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $85,528 per year.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Bakersfield

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Bakersfield


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

Social Work Programs Offered In Bakersfield


Bakersfield's social work school offers one social work degree and certificate program.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Bakersfield


In 2010 approximately 62 students completed social work courses.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Bakersfield, California

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