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Social Work Schools
In Portales, New Mexico

Social Work faculty can choose to work at only one social work school in Portales. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the social work academic community in Portales, and the future trends. Academia in social work includes social work training at the social work bachelors degree level.


Professional Trends

Portales Vs. New Mexico Social Work Employment

Portales 500
New Mexico 5,900

Exactly 500 of New Mexico's 5,900 social workers work in Portales. There has been a 9% decline in the number of social workers in Portales between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for social workers in Portales has decreased, overall employment in Portales has increased.

Portales Vs. New Mexico Social Work employment growth

5,970 5,460 6,300 4,790 5,900
550 570 480 No data 500
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: New Mexico
  • Dark Yellow: Portales

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Portales

$34,810 $39,767 $45,227 No data $46,610
$29,990 $31,210 $33,090 No data $35,370
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Portales
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Portales

As the number of social workers in Portales has shrunk, salaries for social workers have increased. In 2010 social workers in Portales reportedly earned an average salary of $46,610 per year. Social workers in Portales made a yearly average salary of $34,810, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Portales.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Portales

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Social workers make a median salary of $44,440 per year in Portales. The 10% of social workers in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $27,637 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $67,187 per year.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Portales

Public Administration
Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health

On average social workers in Portales earn salaries that are higher than the salaries earned by other professionals in Portales.

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Portales


There is only one accredited social work school in the city. Many of Portales' social workers are graduates of this school.

Social Work Programs Offered In Portales


There is one degree and certificate program in social work offered by Portales' social work school.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Portales


In 2010 approximately 14 students completed social work courses.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Portales, New Mexico

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