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Social Work Schools
In Lexington, Kentucky

The city of Lexington has 2 schools 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 Lexington, which includes social work training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Lexington Vs. Kentucky Social Work Employment

Lexington 1,540
Kentucky 11,020

Exactly 1,540 of the 11,020 social workers employed in Kentucky, work in Lexington. Between 2006 and 2010, in Lexington, there has been a 24% growth in the number of social workers. Overall employment in Lexington has also increased.

Lexington Vs. Kentucky Social Work employment growth

3,350 10,660 10,600 10,840 11,020
1,240 1,320 1,300 1,490 1,540
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Kentucky
  • Dark Yellow: Lexington

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Lexington

$40,600 $42,530 $44,398 $43,978 $43,883
$36,110 $37,350 $38,510 $39,410 $39,350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Lexington
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Lexington

As the number of social workers in Lexington has grown, salaries for social workers have also increased. Lexington social workers made $43,883 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for social workers in Lexington was $40,600 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Lexington.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Lexington

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Social workers in Lexington make a median yearly salary of $44,005. The 10% of social workers in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $28,898 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 105% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Lexington

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

On average social worker salaries in Lexington are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Lexington


There are 2 accredited social work schools in the city. Many of Lexington's social workers are graduates of one of these schools.

Social Work Programs Offered In Lexington


There are a total of 4 degree and certificate programs in social work offered by Lexington's social work schools.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Lexington


In 2010 approximately 179 students graduated from social work courses.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Lexington, Kentucky

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