Social Work Schools
In Grand Rapids, Michigan

There are 5 social work schools in Grand Rapids for faculty to choose from. The trends in Grand Rapids' social work academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes social work training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Social Work
  • Bachelors degree in Social Work


Professional Trends

Grand Rapids Vs. Michigan Social Work Employment

Grand Rapids 2,240
Michigan 25,540

Exactly 2,240 of the 25,540 social workers employed in Michigan, work in Grand Rapids. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of social workers in Grand Rapids has grown by 6%. As the employment for social workers in Grand Rapids has increased, overall employment in Grand Rapids has also increased.

Grand Rapids Vs. Michigan Social Work employment growth

20,920 20,330 26,850 26,060 25,540
2,120 1,950 1,750 1,930 2,240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Michigan
  • Dark Yellow: Grand Rapids

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Grand Rapids

$47,268 $52,457 $46,737 $46,432 $43,725
$38,060 $39,250 $40,460 $40,710 $41,010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Grand Rapids
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Grand Rapids

In Grand Rapids, salaries for social workers have decreased. In 2010 Grand Rapids social workers earned an average yearly salary of $43,725. Social workers in Grand Rapids made a yearly average salary of $47,268, four years earlier in 2006. The decline in the salary of social workers in Grand Rapids is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Grand Rapids

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Social workers make a median salary of $41,798 per year in Grand Rapids. The 10% of social workers in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $25,760 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 144% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Grand Rapids

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Grand Rapids


There are 5 accredited social work schools in the city. Many of Grand Rapids' social workers are graduates of one of these schools.

Social Work Programs Offered In Grand Rapids


There are a total of 5 degree and certificate programs in social work offered by Grand Rapids' social work schools.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Grand Rapids


Approximately 98 students graduated from social work courses in 2010.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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