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Social Work Schools
In Birmingham, Alabama

In Birmingham, there are 2 social work schools 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 Birmingham, which encompasses social work training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Birmingham Vs. Alabama Social Work Employment

Birmingham 670
Alabama 7,450

Exactly 670 of the 7,450 social workers employed in Alabama, work in Birmingham. Between 2006 and 2010, in Birmingham, there has been a 43% growth in the number of social workers. Overall employment in Birmingham has decreased.

Birmingham Vs. Alabama Social Work employment growth

5,670 7,720 7,770 7,720 7,450
470 710 730 No data 670
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Alabama
  • Dark Yellow: Birmingham

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Birmingham

$32,363 $33,377 $36,793 No data $40,563
$28,360 $29,260 $30,440 No data $32,490
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Birmingham
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Birmingham

In Birmingham, salaries for social workers have increased. In 2010 Birmingham social workers earned an average yearly salary of $40,563. Four years earlier in 2006, social workers in Birmingham made an average salary of $32,363 per year. The growth in the salary of social workers in Birmingham is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Birmingham

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Social workers in Birmingham make a median yearly salary of $38,777. The difference in pay between the social workers in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 103%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $27,723 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $56,173 per year.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Birmingham

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Birmingham


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

Social Work Programs Offered In Birmingham


There are a total of 2 degree and certificate programs in social work offered by Birmingham's social work schools.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Birmingham


In 2010 approximately 39 students completed social work courses.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Birmingham, Alabama

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