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Social Work Schools
In Santa Cruz, California

In Santa Cruz, there is only one social work school where social work faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in social work in the city of Santa Cruz, which encompasses social work training at the social work bachelors degree level.


Professional Trends

Santa Cruz Vs. California Social Work Employment

Santa Cruz 510
California 59,550

Of the 59,550 social workers employed in California, 510 work in Santa Cruz. Between 2006 and 2010, in Santa Cruz, there has been a 6% growth in the number of social workers. As the employment for social workers in Santa Cruz has increased, overall employment in Santa Cruz has also increased.

Santa Cruz Vs. California Social Work employment growth

53,410 55,300 56,800 61,050 59,550
480 680 770 660 510
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Santa Cruz

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Santa Cruz

$43,805 $50,367 $49,205 $50,947 $50,170
$41,940 $43,260 $45,230 $45,870 $46,770
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Santa Cruz
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Santa Cruz

Salaries for social workers in Santa Cruz have increased. In 2010 Santa Cruz social workers earned an average yearly salary of $50,170. Four years earlier in 2006, social workers in Santa Cruz made an average salary of $43,805 per year. The growth in the salary of social workers in Santa Cruz is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Santa Cruz

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Santa Cruz social workers earn a median yearly salary of $47,360. The difference in pay between the social workers in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 127%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $31,910 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $72,420 per year.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Santa Cruz

Human Services
Human Resources
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Santa Cruz


Many of Santa Cruz's social workers are graduates of the only accredited social work school in the city.

Social Work Programs Offered In Santa Cruz


Santa Cruz's social work school offers one social work degree and certificate program.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Santa Cruz


Approximately 112 students completed social work courses in 2010.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Santa Cruz, California

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