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Social Work Schools
In Los Angeles, California

There are 4 social work schools in Los Angeles for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in social work in the city of Los Angeles, which encompasses social work training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Los Angeles Vs. California Social Work Employment

Los Angeles 19,060
California 59,550

Of the 59,550 social workers employed in California, 19,060 work in Los Angeles. There has been a 35% growth in the number of social workers in Los Angeles between the years 2006 and 2010. Overall employment in Los Angeles has also increased.

Los Angeles Vs. California Social Work employment growth

53,410 55,300 56,800 61,050 59,550
14,170 14,440 16,150 20,250 19,060
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Los Angeles

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Los Angeles

$45,205 $48,970 $51,240 $52,700 $53,545
$43,160 $45,390 $47,600 $49,010 $50,240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Los Angeles
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Los Angeles

As the number of social workers in Los Angeles has grown, salaries for social workers have also increased. In 2010 social workers in Los Angeles reportedly earned an average salary of $53,545 per year. Social workers in Los Angeles made a yearly average salary of $45,205, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Los Angeles.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Los Angeles

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

Social workers make a median salary of $51,028 per year in Los Angeles. The 10% of social workers in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $30,950 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $82,295 per year.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Los Angeles

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

On average social workers in Los Angeles earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Los Angeles.

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Los Angeles


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

Social Work Programs Offered In Los Angeles


There are a total of 7 degree and certificate programs in social work offered by Los Angeles' social work schools.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Los Angeles


In 2010 approximately 703 students completed social work courses.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Los Angeles, California

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