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Social Work Schools In Montana

Montana has 4 accredited social work schools where social work faculty who teach social work classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in social work in the state of Montana, which encompasses social work training at the following levels:


  1. Blackfeet Community College

    Highway 2 & 89, Browning, Montana 59417-0819

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. The University of Montana

    Missoula, Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Montana State University-Northern

    300 W 11th St, Havre, Montana 59501

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Salish Kootenai College

    58138 US Highway 93, Pablo, Montana 59855

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Montana Vs. National Social Work Employment

Montana 2,310
National 609,060

Approximately 0% of the country's social workers work in Montana state.

Employment Growth for Social workers In Montana

1,630 2,100 2,420 2,620 2,310
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Montana, social work is a growing field. 680 more social workers were working in Montana in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of social workers has grown by 42%. This growth is faster than the change in the number of social workers around the country. Nationally, the number of social workers has grown by 10% from 2006 to 2010.

Social Work VS. All Professions salaries in Montana

$36,415 $36,853 $36,885 $38,200 $39,300
$36,004 $38,366 $39,610 $41,917 $43,181
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of social workers is growing, the salaries paid to social workers are increasing in Montana. The mean salary for social workers in 2006 was $36,415 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $39,300 per year.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Montana

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Thus, social workers' salaries grew by 7% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 131% pay differential between the highest paid social workers and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of social work in Montana.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Montana

Human Resources
Human Services
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

In Montana, social workers earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Social Work programs available for each degree type for all schools in Montana


As the number of social workers is increasing in Montana state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited social work schools in Montana state is decreasing. In Montana, there were 83 graduates in 2006. And there were 75 graduates from social work courses in 2010.

This represents a 10% decrease in the number of social work degree or certificate school graduates in Montana state. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in social work.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Montana

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of social work faculty in Montana, growth in the field of social work academia and faculty salaries in Montana. If you are involved in teaching social work courses to students at the associates degree in social work, bachelors degree in social work, and masters degree in social work levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of social work in Montana. A summary of what your peers have told us up until now will be available once you submit your information.

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