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Social Work Schools
In Seattle, Washington

Social Work faculty can choose to work at one of 2 social work schools in Seattle. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of social work and social work education in Seattle, which includes social work training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Seattle Vs. Washington Social Work Employment

Seattle 4,270
Washington 10,610

Of the 10,610 social workers employed in Washington State, 4,270 work in Seattle. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of social workers in Seattle has shrunk by 0%. Overall employment in Seattle has increased.

Seattle Vs. Washington Social Work employment growth

9,950 9,360 9,910 7,710 10,610
4,280 4,470 4,330 4,910 4,270
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Seattle

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Seattle

$44,243 $47,390 $47,683 $47,785 $48,560
$47,730 $49,890 $51,680 $53,240 $54,610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Seattle
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Seattle

In Seattle, salaries for social workers have increased. Seattle social workers made $48,560 per year, on average, in 2010. Social workers in Seattle made a yearly average salary of $44,243, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of social workers in Seattle is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Seattle

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

Seattle social workers earn a median yearly salary of $49,388. The 10% of social workers in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $31,705 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 103% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Seattle

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Seattle


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

Social Work Programs Offered In Seattle


There are a total of 5 degree and certificate programs in social work offered by Seattle's social work schools.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Seattle


In 2010 approximately 235 students graduated from social work courses.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Seattle, Washington

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