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In New York City, New York

In New York City, there are 11 social work schools where social work faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the social work academic community in New York City, and the future trends. Academia in social work includes social work training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

New York City Vs. New York Social Work Employment

New York City 34,350
New York 55,990

Exactly 34,350 of the 55,990 social workers employed in New York, work in New York City. Between 2006 and 2010, in New York City, there has been a 4% growth in the number of social workers. As the number of social workers in New York City has increased, overall employment in New York City has also increased.

New York City Vs. New York Social Work employment growth

53,960 55,740 59,890 58,650 55,990
33,140 33,480 35,890 35,490 34,350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: New York
  • Dark Yellow: New York City

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in New York City

$48,575 $50,540 $52,675 $53,512 $54,275
$50,840 $52,790 $54,850 $56,250 $57,170
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in New York City
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in New York City

In New York City, salaries for social workers have increased. New York City social workers made $54,275 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, social workers in New York City made an average salary of $48,575 per year. The growth in the salary of social workers in New York City is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in New York City

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

Social workers make a median salary of $52,585 per year in New York City. The difference in pay between the social workers in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 132%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $33,692 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $78,322 per year.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in New York City

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

On average social workers in New York City earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in New York City.

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in New York City


Many of New York City's social workers are graduates of one of the 11 accredited social work schools in the city.

Social Work Programs Offered In New York City


There are a total of 21 degree and certificate programs in social work offered by New York City's social work schools.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In New York City


In 2010 approximately 2,134 students graduated from social work courses.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in New York City, New York

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