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Social Work Schools
In Minneapolis, Minnesota

The city of Minneapolis has 6 schools where social work faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in social work in the city of Minneapolis, which encompasses social work training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Minneapolis Vs. Minnesota Social Work Employment

Minneapolis 6,680
Minnesota 10,470

Of the 10,470 social workers employed in Minnesota, 6,680 work in Minneapolis. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of social workers in Minneapolis has shrunk by 13%. Overall employment in Minneapolis has increased.

Minneapolis Vs. Minnesota Social Work employment growth

12,080 11,620 10,640 10,380 10,470
7,720 7,330 6,950 6,420 6,680
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Minnesota
  • Dark Yellow: Minneapolis

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Minneapolis

$47,625 $48,520 $50,958 $53,188 $54,760
$44,980 $46,410 $47,860 $48,670 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Minneapolis
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Minneapolis

As the number of social workers in Minneapolis has shrunk, salaries for social workers have increased. In 2010 social workers in Minneapolis reportedly earned an average salary of $54,760 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, social workers in Minneapolis made an average salary of $47,625 per year. The growth in the salary of social workers in Minneapolis is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Minneapolis

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

Social workers make a median salary of $55,278 per year in Minneapolis. The difference in pay between the social workers in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 117%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $33,962 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $73,798 per year.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Minneapolis

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

Minneapolis social workers have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Minneapolis


There are 6 accredited social work schools in the city. Many of Minneapolis' social workers are graduates of one of these schools.

Social Work Programs Offered In Minneapolis


Minneapolis' social work schools offer 9 social work degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Minneapolis


Approximately 207 students graduated from social work courses in 2010.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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