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Social Work Schools
In Columbia, Missouri

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


Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. Missouri Social Work Employment

Columbia 440
Missouri 16,640

Exactly 440 of Missouri's 16,640 social workers work in Columbia. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of social workers in Columbia has shrunk by 2%. As the employment for social workers in Columbia has decreased, overall employment in Columbia has increased.

Columbia Vs. Missouri Social Work employment growth

10,700 11,940 12,290 15,400 16,640
450 420 360 400 440
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Missouri
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$34,453 $35,470 $33,407 $37,240 $37,710
$33,560 $35,700 $36,610 $37,570 $36,650
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

Salaries for social workers in Columbia have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $37,710 per year was earned by social workers in Columbia. The average salary for social workers in Columbia was $34,453 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of social workers in Columbia is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Columbia

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Social workers make a median salary of $34,125 per year in Columbia. The 10% of social workers in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $26,435 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $54,785 per year.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Columbia

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Columbia


There is only one accredited social work school in the city. Many of Columbia's social workers are graduates of this school.

Social Work Programs Offered In Columbia


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

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Columbia


Approximately 178 students graduated from social work courses in 2010.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Columbia, Missouri

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