Social Work Schools
In Detroit, Michigan

The city of Detroit has 4 schools where social work faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the social work academic community in Detroit, and the future trends. Academia in social work includes social work training at the following levels:

  • Social Work Certificate
  • Associates degree in Social Work
  • Bachelors degree in Social Work
  • Masters degree in Social Work


Professional Trends

Detroit Vs. Michigan Social Work Employment

Detroit 8,400
Michigan 25,540

Of the 25,540 social workers employed in Michigan, 8,400 work in Detroit. Between 2006 and 2010, in Detroit, there has been a 57% growth in the number of social workers. Overall employment in Detroit has also increased.

Detroit Vs. Michigan Social Work employment growth

20,920 20,330 26,850 26,060 25,540
5,360 5,170 8,730 8,300 8,400
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Michigan
  • Dark Yellow: Detroit

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Detroit

$46,373 $48,130 $46,788 $47,388 $46,235
$46,670 $47,590 $46,920 $46,900 $47,530
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Detroit
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Detroit

In Detroit, salaries for social workers have decreased. In 2010 social workers in Detroit reportedly earned an average salary of $46,235 per year. Social workers in Detroit made a yearly average salary of $46,373, four years earlier in 2006. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Detroit.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Detroit

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

Social workers in Detroit make a median yearly salary of $44,122. The 10% of social workers in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $26,192 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $70,382 per year.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Detroit

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Detroit


There are 4 accredited social work schools in the city. Many of Detroit's social workers are graduates of one of these schools.

Social Work Programs Offered In Detroit


Detroit's social work schools offer 6 social work degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Detroit


Approximately 363 students graduated from social work courses in 2010.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Detroit, Michigan

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