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Social Work Schools
In Denver, Colorado

Social Work faculty can choose to work at one of 2 social work schools in Denver. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of social work and social work education in Denver, which includes social work training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Denver Vs. Colorado Social Work Employment

Denver 5,230
Colorado 10,470

Exactly 5,230 of the 10,470 social workers employed in Colorado, work in Denver. There has been a 39% growth in the number of social workers in Denver between the years 2006 and 2010. Overall employment in Denver has also increased.

Denver Vs. Colorado Social Work employment growth

7,410 8,940 10,300 11,440 10,470
3,760 4,510 5,430 5,940 5,230
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Colorado
  • Dark Yellow: Denver

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Denver

$41,308 $42,823 $42,488 $43,535 $45,620
$43,990 $45,610 $47,150 $48,560 $49,440
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Denver
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Denver

As the number of social workers in Denver has grown, salaries for social workers have also increased. Denver social workers made $45,620 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, social workers in Denver made an average salary of $41,308 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Denver.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Denver

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

Social workers in Denver earn a median salary of $41,915 per year. The 10% of social workers in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $27,668 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $70,745 per year.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Denver

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Denver


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

Social Work Programs Offered In Denver


Denver's social work schools offer 4 social work degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Denver


In 2010 approximately 281 students completed social work courses.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Denver, Colorado

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