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In Las Cruces, New Mexico

In Las Cruces, there is only one social work school where social work faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of social work and social work education in Las Cruces, which includes social work training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Las Cruces Vs. New Mexico Social Work Employment

Las Cruces 340
New Mexico 5,900

Of the 5,900 social workers employed in New Mexico, 340 work in Las Cruces. The number of social workers in Las Cruces has grown by 13% from 2006 to 2010. As the number of social workers in Las Cruces has increased, overall employment in Las Cruces has also increased.

Las Cruces Vs. New Mexico Social Work employment growth

5,970 5,460 6,300 4,790 5,900
300 370 480 460 340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: New Mexico
  • Dark Yellow: Las Cruces

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Las Cruces

$35,293 $33,285 $37,705 $38,420 $40,825
$31,250 $33,260 $35,580 $37,450 $38,380
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Las Cruces
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Las Cruces

Salaries for social workers in Las Cruces have increased. In 2010 social workers in Las Cruces reportedly earned an average salary of $40,825 per year. The average salary for social workers in Las Cruces was $35,293 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of social workers in Las Cruces is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Las Cruces

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Social workers make a median salary of $36,935 per year in Las Cruces. The 10% of social workers in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $20,760 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $65,335 per year.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Las Cruces

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health

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

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Las Cruces


Many of Las Cruces' social workers are graduates of the only accredited social work school in the city.

Social Work Programs Offered In Las Cruces


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in social work offered by Las Cruces' social work schools.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Las Cruces


In 2010 approximately 146 students completed social work courses.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Las Cruces, New Mexico

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