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Social Work Schools
In Washington DC

There are 5 social work schools in Washington for faculty to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of social work and social work education in Washington, which includes social work training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Social Work Employment

Washington DC 7,850
Washington DC 3,450

Exactly 7,850 of Washington DC's 3,450 social workers work in Washington. There has been a 12% growth in the number of social workers in Washington between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of social workers in Washington has increased, overall employment in Washington has also increased.

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Social Work employment growth

2,350 1,770 3,730 3,640 3,450
7,040 7,880 9,230 8,460 7,850
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: Washington DC

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Washington DC

$53,868 $55,045 $53,993 $54,650 $58,150
$52,980 $54,840 $57,620 $60,090 $62,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Washington DC

As the number of social workers in Washington has grown, salaries for social workers have also increased. Washington social workers made $58,150 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for social workers in Washington was $53,868 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of social workers in Washington is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Washington DC

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

Social workers in Washington make a median yearly salary of $57,368. The 10% of social workers in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $31,970 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 172% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Washington DC

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

Washington social workers have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Washington DC


There are 5 accredited social work schools in the city. Many of Washington's social workers are graduates of one of these schools.

Social Work Programs Offered In Washington DC


Washington's social work schools offer 8 social work degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Washington DC


Approximately 235 students completed social work courses in 2010.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Washington DC, Washington DC

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