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Social Work Schools
In Tacoma, Washington

In Tacoma, there are 2 social work schools where social work faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the social work academic community in Tacoma, and the future trends. Academia in social work includes social work training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Tacoma Vs. Washington Social Work Employment

Tacoma 1,570
Washington 10,610

Exactly 1,570 of Washington State's 10,610 social workers work in Tacoma. There has been a 38% growth in the number of social workers in Tacoma between the years 2006 and 2010. Overall employment in Tacoma has also increased.

Tacoma Vs. Washington Social Work employment growth

9,950 9,360 9,910 7,710 10,610
1,140 730 680 1,020 1,570
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Tacoma

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Tacoma

$46,503 $47,680 $50,058 $48,202 $50,010
$40,140 $41,570 $43,330 $44,480 $45,620
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Tacoma
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Tacoma

Salaries for social workers in Tacoma have increased. In 2010 Tacoma social workers earned an average yearly salary of $50,010. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for social workers in Tacoma was $46,503 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Tacoma.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Tacoma

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

Social workers in Tacoma make a median yearly salary of $49,770. The 10% of social workers in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $31,248 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 125% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Tacoma

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

On average social worker salaries in Tacoma are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Tacoma


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

Social Work Programs Offered In Tacoma


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in social work offered by Tacoma's social work schools.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Tacoma


Approximately 94 students graduated from social work courses in 2010.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Tacoma, Washington

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