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Social Work Schools In Washington DC

In Washington DC, there are 5 accredited schools where social work classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the social work academic community in Washington DC, and the future trends in social work training at the following levels:


  1. Catholic University of America

    620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20064

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of the District of Columbia

    4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Gallaudet University

    800 Florida Ave, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002-3695

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. George Washington University

    2121 I Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20052

    50 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Howard University

    2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20059-0001

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. National Social Work Employment

Washington DC 3,450
National 609,060

Of all of the social workers that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Washington DC state.

Employment Growth for Social workers In Washington DC

2,350 1,770 3,730 3,640 3,450
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington DC, social work is a growing field. In Washington DC, 1,100 more social workers were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Washington DC, this field has grown by 47% in four years. This is faster than the trend for social workers around the US. Nationally, the number of social workers has grown by 10% between 2006 and 2010.

Social Work VS. All Professions salaries in Washington DC

$53,575 $53,483 $50,355 $54,275 $57,692
$54,015 $56,773 $59,398 $60,217 $61,344
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by social workers is increasing in Washington DC. The mean salary for social workers in 2006 was $53,575 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $57,692 per year.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Washington DC

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Thus, social workers' salaries grew by 7% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 168% pay differential between the highest paid social workers and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of social work in Washington DC.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Washington DC

Human Resources
Human Services
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

In Washington DC, social workers make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Social Work programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington DC


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited social work schools in Washington DC is decreasing. In 2006, 236 students graduated from social work courses in Washington DC. And in 2010, 235 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of social work school degree or certificate graduates in Washington DC by 0%. 38% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in social work.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Washington DC

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