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Social Work Schools
In Portland, Oregon

The city of Portland has 4 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 Portland, and the future trends. Academia in social work includes social work training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Portland Vs. Oregon Social Work Employment

Portland 4,640
Oregon 8,470

Of the 8,470 social workers employed in Oregon, 4,640 work in Portland. There has been a 4% decline in the number of social workers in Portland between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for social workers in Portland has decreased, overall employment in Portland has increased.

Portland Vs. Oregon Social Work employment growth

8,540 8,170 8,170 8,120 8,470
4,810 4,520 4,430 4,440 4,640
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Oregon
  • Dark Yellow: Portland

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Portland

$40,588 $41,980 $43,495 $45,738 $46,370
$41,750 $43,370 $45,060 $46,080 $46,970
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. Portland social workers made $46,370 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, social workers in Portland made an average salary of $40,588 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Portland.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Portland

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Social workers in Portland make a median yearly salary of $45,072. The 10% of social workers in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $29,462 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 121% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Portland

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Portland


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

Social Work Programs Offered In Portland


Portland's social work schools offer 7 social work degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Portland


In 2010 approximately 317 students graduated from social work courses.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Portland, Oregon

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