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Social Work Schools
In New Orleans, Louisiana

There are 3 social work schools in New Orleans for faculty to choose from. The trends in New Orleans' social work academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes social work training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

New Orleans Vs. Louisiana Social Work Employment

New Orleans 1,590
Louisiana 6,440

Exactly 1,590 of the 6,440 social workers employed in Louisiana, work in New Orleans. There has been a 0% decline in the number of social workers in New Orleans between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for social workers in New Orleans has decreased, overall employment in New Orleans has increased.

New Orleans Vs. Louisiana Social Work employment growth

5,450 6,040 6,250 6,210 6,440
1,590 1,620 1,630 1,360 1,590
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Louisiana
  • Dark Yellow: New Orleans

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in New Orleans

$43,443 $41,718 $44,030 $46,720 $46,853
$35,650 $36,640 $37,990 $39,210 $41,010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in New Orleans
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in New Orleans

As the number of social workers in New Orleans has shrunk, salaries for social workers have increased. In 2010 New Orleans social workers earned an average yearly salary of $46,853. The average salary for social workers in New Orleans was $43,443 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in New Orleans.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in New Orleans

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

New Orleans social workers earn a median yearly salary of $44,575. The 10% of social workers in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $29,442 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $72,320 per year.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in New Orleans

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in New Orleans


There are 3 accredited social work schools in the city. Many of New Orleans' social workers are graduates of one of these schools.

Social Work Programs Offered In New Orleans


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

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In New Orleans


Approximately 234 students graduated from social work courses in 2010.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in New Orleans, Louisiana

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