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Social Work Schools
In River Forest, Illinois

There are 2 social work schools in River Forest for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the social work academic community in River Forest, and the future trends. Academia in social work includes social work training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

River Forest Vs. Illinois Social Work Employment

River Forest 17,480
Illinois 27,230

Of the 27,230 social workers employed in Illinois, 17,480 work in River Forest. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of social workers in River Forest has grown by 17%. As the employment for social workers in River Forest has increased, overall employment in River Forest has also increased.

River Forest Vs. Illinois Social Work employment growth

25,100 25,410 26,420 28,400 27,230
14,900 15,070 15,760 18,120 17,480
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: River Forest

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in River Forest

$43,783 $48,428 $51,895 $50,658 $50,948
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in River Forest
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in River Forest

Salaries for social workers in River Forest have increased. River Forest social workers made $50,948 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for social workers in River Forest was $43,783 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in River Forest.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in River Forest

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River Forest social workers earn a median yearly salary of $48,802. The 10% of social workers in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $26,795 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 185% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in River Forest

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

On average social worker salaries in River Forest are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in River Forest


Many of River Forest's social workers are graduates of one of the 2 accredited social work schools in the city.

Social Work Programs Offered In River Forest


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

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In River Forest


Approximately 84 students graduated from social work courses in 2010.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in River Forest, Illinois

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