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Social Work Schools In South Dakota

There are 6 accredited social work schools in South Dakota for faculty who teach social work classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the social work academic community in South Dakota, and the future trends in social work training at the following levels:


  1. Black Hills State University

    1200 University St, Spearfish, South Dakota 57799-9500

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  2. Kilian Community College

    300 E. 6th Street, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57103-7020

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  3. Northern State University

    1200 S Jay St, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401-7198

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  4. Oglala Lakota College

    490 Piya Wiconi Road, Kyle, South Dakota 57752-0490

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  5. Presentation College

    1500 N Main, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401-1280

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  6. University of Sioux Falls

    1101 W 22nd St, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57105-1699

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Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Social Work Employment

South Dakota 2,240
National 609,060

Of all of the social workers that work in the US, approximately 0% work in South Dakota state.

Employment Growth for Social workers In South Dakota

2,020 2,030 2,070 2,170 2,240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Dakota, social work is a growing field. In South Dakota, 220 more social workers were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of social workers has grown by 11%. This growth is faster than the national trend for social workers which shows a 10% increase in the number of social workers working around the nation.

Social Work VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$41,000 $41,983 $42,620 $43,480 $44,055
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to social workers are growing in South Dakota. Social workers earned a yearly mean salary of $41,000 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $44,055 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in South Dakota

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This represents a growth in salaries of 7%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In South Dakota state, within the field of social work, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid social workers earn 72% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in South Dakota

Human Resources
Human Services
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

In South Dakota, social workers make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Social Work programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Dakota


As the number of social workers is increasing in South Dakota state, the number of students graduating from the 6 accredited social work schools in South Dakota state is also increasing. In 2006, 51 students graduated from social work courses in South Dakota. And in 2010, 81 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of social work school degree or certificate graduates in South Dakota by 59%. 71% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in social work.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of social work faculty in South Dakota, growth in the field of social work academia and social work faculty salaries in South Dakota. If you are involved in teaching social work courses to students at the associates degree in social work, and bachelors degree in social work levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future social work faculty in South Dakota. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see the data we have collected thus far.

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