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Social Work Schools
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In Philadelphia, there are 6 social work schools where social work faculty can find employment. The trends in Philadelphia's 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

Philadelphia Vs. Pennsylvania Social Work Employment

Philadelphia 14,130
Pennsylvania 36,260

Exactly 14,130 of the 36,260 social workers employed in Pennsylvania, work in Philadelphia. There has been a 14% growth in the number of social workers in Philadelphia between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of social workers in Philadelphia has increased, overall employment in Philadelphia has also increased.

Philadelphia Vs. Pennsylvania Social Work employment growth

34,820 34,120 34,930 35,800 36,260
12,370 11,280 12,280 13,080 14,130
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Pennsylvania
  • Dark Yellow: Philadelphia

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Philadelphia

$38,798 $41,760 $44,228 $47,570 $50,340
$43,010 $44,460 $46,450 $48,340 $49,280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Philadelphia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Philadelphia

Salaries for social workers in Philadelphia have increased. Philadelphia social workers made $50,340 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for social workers in Philadelphia was $38,798 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Philadelphia.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Philadelphia

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

Social workers in Philadelphia make a median yearly salary of $47,962. The 10% of social workers in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $33,952 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $69,702 per year.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Philadelphia

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Philadelphia


Many of Philadelphia's social workers are graduates of one of the 6 accredited social work schools in the city.

Social Work Programs Offered In Philadelphia


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

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Philadelphia


In 2010 approximately 483 students graduated from social work courses.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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