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Social Work Schools
In San Diego, California

In San Diego, there are 2 social work schools where social work faculty can find employment. The trends in San Diego's social work academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes social work training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

San Diego Vs. California Social Work Employment

San Diego 4,570
California 59,550

Exactly 4,570 of the 59,550 social workers employed in California, work in San Diego. There has been a 109% growth in the number of social workers in San Diego between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of social workers in San Diego has increased, overall employment in San Diego has also increased.

San Diego Vs. California Social Work employment growth

53,410 55,300 56,800 61,050 59,550
2,190 4,190 4,640 4,950 4,570
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Diego

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in San Diego

$46,053 $49,770 $49,408 $52,662 $53,428
$43,600 $45,210 $47,250 $48,860 $50,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in San Diego
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Diego

Salaries for social workers in San Diego have increased. In 2010 San Diego social workers earned an average yearly salary of $53,428. Four years earlier in 2006, social workers in San Diego made an average salary of $46,053 per year. The growth in the salary of social workers in San Diego is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in San Diego

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

San Diego social workers earn a median yearly salary of $51,410. The 10% of social workers in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $32,412 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $81,245 per year.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in San Diego

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

On average social workers in San Diego earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in San Diego.

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in San Diego


There are 2 accredited social work schools in the city. Many of San Diego's social workers are graduates of one of these schools.

Social Work Programs Offered In San Diego


San Diego's social work schools offer 3 social work degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In San Diego


Approximately 191 students graduated from social work courses in 2010.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in San Diego, California

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