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Social Work Schools
In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Social Work faculty can choose to work at one of 4 social work schools in Pittsburgh. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the social work academic community in Pittsburgh, and the future trends. Academia in social work includes social work training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Pittsburgh Vs. Pennsylvania Social Work Employment

Pittsburgh 6,690
Pennsylvania 36,260

Exactly 6,690 of Pennsylvania's 36,260 social workers work in Pittsburgh. Between 2006 and 2010, in Pittsburgh, there has been a 8% decline in the number of social workers. As the employment for social workers in Pittsburgh has decreased, overall employment in Pittsburgh has increased.

Pittsburgh Vs. Pennsylvania Social Work employment growth

34,820 34,120 34,930 35,800 36,260
7,290 6,670 6,600 6,570 6,690
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Pennsylvania
  • Dark Yellow: Pittsburgh

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Pittsburgh

$40,410 $41,850 $41,925 $42,805 $43,935
$36,700 $38,190 $40,030 $41,450 $42,510
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Pittsburgh
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Pittsburgh

As the number of social workers in Pittsburgh has shrunk, salaries for social workers have increased. Pittsburgh social workers made $43,935 per year, on average, in 2010. Social workers in Pittsburgh made a yearly average salary of $40,410, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of social workers in Pittsburgh is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Pittsburgh

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

Social workers in Pittsburgh make a median yearly salary of $43,640. The difference in pay between the social workers in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 141%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $26,525 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $63,872 per year.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Pittsburgh

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Pittsburgh


There are 4 accredited social work schools in the city. Many of Pittsburgh's social workers are graduates of one of these schools.

Social Work Programs Offered In Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh's social work schools offer 9 social work degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Pittsburgh


In 2010 approximately 342 students graduated from social work courses.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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