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Social Work Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

There are 11 social work schools in Chicago for faculty to choose from. The trends in Chicago'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

Chicago Vs. Illinois Social Work Employment

Chicago 17,480
Illinois 27,230

Exactly 17,480 of Illinois' 27,230 social workers work in Chicago. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of social workers in Chicago has grown by 17%. As the employment for social workers in Chicago has increased, overall employment in Chicago has also increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Social Work employment growth

25,100 25,410 26,420 28,400 27,230
14,900 15,070 15,760 18,120 17,480
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$43,783 $48,428 $51,895 $50,658 $50,948
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

As the number of social workers in Chicago has grown, salaries for social workers have also increased. Chicago social workers made $50,948 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for social workers in Chicago was $43,783 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of social workers in Chicago is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Chicago

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

Chicago social workers earn a median yearly salary of $48,802. The 10% of social workers in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $26,795 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 185% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Chicago

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Chicago


Many of Chicago's social workers are graduates of one of the 11 accredited social work schools in the city.

Social Work Programs Offered In Chicago


There are a total of 17 degree and certificate programs in social work offered by Chicago's social work schools.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Chicago


Approximately 875 students completed social work courses in 2010.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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