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Social Work Schools In Delaware

Delaware has is only one accredited social work school where social work faculty who teach social work classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the social work academic community in Delaware, and the future trends in social work training at the following levels:


  1. Delaware State University

    1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Delaware Vs. National Social Work Employment

Delaware 2,200
National 609,060

Of all of the social workers in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of Delaware.

Employment Growth for Social workers In Delaware

2,550 2,870 2,850 1,110 2,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Social Work is a shrinking field in Delaware. 350 less social workers were working in Delaware in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of social workers has shrunk by 14%. This decline is faster than the change in the number of social workers around the country. Nationally, the number of social workers has grown by 10% from 2006 to 2010.

Social Work VS. All Professions salaries in Delaware

$45,350 $44,295 $46,390 $49,440 $44,968
$46,948 $48,366 $50,236 $51,531 $51,081
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Delaware, as the number of social workers is declining, the salaries earned by social workers are decreasing. The mean salary for social workers in 2006 was $45,350 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $44,968 per year.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Delaware

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This represents a 1% decline in salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In Delaware state, within the field of social work, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid social workers earn 98% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Delaware

Human Resources
Human Services
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

Social workers in Delaware earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Social Work programs available for each degree type for all schools in Delaware


The number of students graduating from the only accredited social work school in Delaware is decreasing. In Delaware, there were 64 graduates in 2006. And there were 61 graduates from social work courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 5% percent decrease in the number of social work school degree or certificate graduates in Delaware. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in social work.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Delaware

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of social work faculty in Delaware, growth in the field of social work academia and social work faculty salaries in Delaware. If you are involved in teaching social work courses to students at the bachelors degree in social work, and masters degree in social work levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future social work faculty in Delaware. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see the data we have collected thus far.

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