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Social Work Schools
In Portland, Maine

The city of Portland has only one school where social work faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the social work academic community in Portland, and the future trends. Academia in social work includes social work training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Portland Vs. Maine Social Work Employment

Portland 1,260
Maine 4,100

Exactly 1,260 of the 4,100 social workers employed in Maine, work in Portland. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of social workers in Portland has shrunk by 9%. As the employment for social workers in Portland has decreased, overall employment in Portland has increased.

Portland Vs. Maine Social Work employment growth

4,940 4,650 4,330 4,260 4,100
1,390 1,180 1,300 1,220 1,260
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Maine
  • Dark Yellow: Portland

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Portland

$39,788 $41,578 $43,515 $42,408 $45,740
$38,320 $39,800 $40,830 $41,620 $42,670
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Portland
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Portland

As the number of social workers in Portland has shrunk, salaries for social workers have increased. In 2010 social workers in Portland reportedly earned an average salary of $45,740 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, social workers in Portland made an average salary of $39,788 per year. The growth in the salary of social workers in Portland is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Portland

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

Social workers in Portland make a median yearly salary of $44,775. The 10% of social workers in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $30,952 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $65,262 per year.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Portland

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

Portland social workers have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Portland


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

Social Work Programs Offered In Portland


Portland's social work schools offer 2 social work degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Portland


In 2010 approximately 62 students graduated from social work courses.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Portland, Maine

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