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Social Work Schools
In West Columbia, South Carolina

Social Work faculty can choose to work at only one social work school in West Columbia. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the social work academic community in West Columbia, and the future trends. Academia in social work includes social work training at the social work associates degree level.


Professional Trends

West Columbia Vs. South Carolina Social Work Employment

West Columbia 1,970
South Carolina 8,740

Exactly 1,970 of South Carolina's 8,740 social workers work in West Columbia. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of social workers in West Columbia has shrunk by 22%. As the employment for social workers in West Columbia has decreased, overall employment in West Columbia has increased.

West Columbia Vs. South Carolina Social Work employment growth

9,350 9,570 9,110 8,540 8,740
2,530 1,940 1,720 1,770 1,970
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: West Columbia

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in West Columbia

$34,865 $37,713 $39,225 $40,365 $40,263
$35,040 $36,880 $38,180 $39,020 $40,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in West Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in West Columbia

In West Columbia, salaries for social workers have increased. In 2010 social workers in West Columbia reportedly earned an average salary of $40,263 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, social workers in West Columbia made an average salary of $34,865 per year. The growth in the salary of social workers in West Columbia is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in West Columbia

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Social workers make a median salary of $37,680 per year in West Columbia. The 10% of social workers in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $27,618 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 106% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in West Columbia

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in West Columbia


There is only one accredited social work school in the city. Many of West Columbia's social workers are graduates of this school.

Social Work Programs Offered In West Columbia


West Columbia's social work school offers one social work degree and certificate program.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In West Columbia


Approximately 32 students completed social work courses in 2010.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in West Columbia, South Carolina

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