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Social Work Schools
In Des Plaines, Illinois

There is only one social work school in Des Plaines for faculty to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of social work and social work education in Des Plaines, which includes social work training at the social work associates degree level.


Professional Trends

Des Plaines Vs. Illinois Social Work Employment

Des Plaines 17,480
Illinois 27,230

Exactly 17,480 of the 27,230 social workers employed in Illinois, work in Des Plaines. The number of social workers in Des Plaines has grown by 17% from 2006 to 2010. Overall employment in Des Plaines has also increased.

Des Plaines 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: Des Plaines

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Des Plaines

$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 Des Plaines
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Des Plaines

Salaries for social workers in Des Plaines have increased. In 2010 Des Plaines social workers earned an average yearly salary of $50,948. The average salary for social workers in Des Plaines was $43,783 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Des Plaines.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Des Plaines

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Social workers in Des Plaines earn a median salary of $48,802 per year. 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 Des Plaines

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Des Plaines


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

Social Work Programs Offered In Des Plaines


There is one degree and certificate program in social work offered by Des Plaines' social work school.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Des Plaines


In 2010 approximately 3 students completed social work courses.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Des Plaines, Illinois

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