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Social Work Schools
In Columbia, South Carolina

Social Work faculty can choose to work at one of 3 social work schools in Columbia. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in social work in the city of Columbia, which encompasses social work training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Social Work Employment

Columbia 1,970
South Carolina 8,740

Of the 8,740 social workers employed in South Carolina, 1,970 work in Columbia. The number of social workers in Columbia has shrunk by 22% from 2006 to 2010. As the number of social workers in Columbia has decreased, overall employment in Columbia has increased.

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Social Work employment growth

9,350 9,570 9,110 8,540 8,740
2,530 1,940 1,720 1,770 1,970
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$34,865 $37,713 $39,225 $40,365 $40,263
$35,040 $36,880 $38,180 $39,020 $40,340
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. Columbia social workers made $40,263 per year, on average, in 2010. Social workers in Columbia made a yearly average salary of $34,865, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of social workers in Columbia is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Columbia

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Social workers in Columbia make a median yearly salary of $37,680. The 10% of social workers in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $27,618 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $56,812 per year.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Columbia

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

Columbia social workers have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Columbia


Many of Columbia's social workers are graduates of one of the 3 accredited social work schools in the city.

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


In 2010 approximately 236 students graduated from social work courses.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Columbia, South Carolina

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