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Social Work Schools
In Spearfish, South Dakota

In Spearfish, there is only one social work school where social work faculty can find employment. The trends in Spearfish's social work academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes social work training at the social work bachelors degree level.


Professional Trends

Spearfish Vs. South Dakota Social Work Employment

Spearfish 260
South Dakota 2,240

Of the 2,240 social workers employed in South Dakota, 260 work in Spearfish. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of social workers in Spearfish has shrunk by 19%. Overall employment in Spearfish has increased.

Spearfish Vs. South Dakota Social Work employment growth

2,020 2,030 2,070 2,170 2,240
320 280 270 No data 260
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Dakota
  • Dark Yellow: Spearfish

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Spearfish

$28,690 $30,430 $30,575 No data $33,880
$27,810 $28,740 $30,120 No data $31,770
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Spearfish
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Spearfish

In Spearfish, salaries for social workers have increased. In 2010 social workers in Spearfish reportedly earned an average salary of $33,880 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, social workers in Spearfish made an average salary of $28,690 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Spearfish.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Spearfish

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Social workers in Spearfish make a median yearly salary of $32,135. The 10% of social workers in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $25,445 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $47,330 per year.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Spearfish

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Administration
Public Health

Social worker salaries in Spearfish are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Spearfish


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

Social Work Programs Offered In Spearfish


There is one degree and certificate program in social work offered by Spearfish's social work school.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Spearfish


Approximately 26 students completed social work courses in 2010.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Spearfish, South Dakota

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