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Social Work Schools
In Berkeley, California

Social Work faculty can choose to work at only one social work school in Berkeley. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of social work and social work education in Berkeley, which includes social work training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Berkeley Vs. California Social Work Employment

Berkeley 4,220
California 59,550

Of the 59,550 social workers employed in California, 4,220 work in Berkeley. Between 2006 and 2010, in Berkeley, there has been a 12% growth in the number of social workers. As the number of social workers in Berkeley has increased, overall employment in Berkeley has also increased.

Berkeley Vs. California Social Work employment growth

53,410 55,300 56,800 61,050 59,550
3,760 3,810 3,670 4,160 4,220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Berkeley

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Berkeley

$51,600 $52,030 $54,208 $60,998 $61,890
$49,830 $51,220 $53,260 $54,590 $56,360
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Berkeley
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Berkeley

As the number of social workers in Berkeley has grown, salaries for social workers have also increased. In 2010 an average salary of $61,890 per year was earned by social workers in Berkeley. The average salary for social workers in Berkeley was $51,600 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Berkeley.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Berkeley

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

Social workers in Berkeley make a median yearly salary of $61,802. The difference in pay between the social workers in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 155%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $34,962 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $89,222 per year.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Berkeley

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

On average social worker salaries in Berkeley are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Berkeley


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

Social Work Programs Offered In Berkeley


There are a total of 4 degree and certificate programs in social work offered by Berkeley's social work schools.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Berkeley


In 2010 approximately 201 students completed social work courses.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Berkeley, California

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