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In Wilmington, North Carolina

The city of Wilmington has only one school where social work faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the social work academic community in Wilmington, and the future trends. Academia in social work includes social work training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Wilmington Vs. North Carolina Social Work Employment

Wilmington 650
North Carolina 19,170

Of the 19,170 social workers employed in North Carolina, 650 work in Wilmington. The number of social workers in Wilmington has grown by 55% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for social workers in Wilmington has increased, overall employment in Wilmington has also increased.

Wilmington Vs. North Carolina Social Work employment growth

16,420 16,560 17,930 18,910 19,170
420 430 740 690 650
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: North Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Wilmington

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Wilmington

$40,415 $41,720 $41,608 $41,448 $42,880
$32,580 $33,950 $35,260 $36,570 $38,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Wilmington
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Wilmington

As the number of social workers in Wilmington has grown, salaries for social workers have also increased. In 2010 Wilmington social workers earned an average yearly salary of $42,880. Social workers in Wilmington made a yearly average salary of $40,415, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of social workers in Wilmington is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Wilmington

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Social workers in Wilmington make a median yearly salary of $42,157. The 10% of social workers in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $31,237 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $56,933 per year.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Wilmington

Human Resources
Human Services
Social Work
Public Health
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Wilmington


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

Social Work Programs Offered In Wilmington


Wilmington's social work schools offer 2 social work degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Wilmington


In 2010 approximately 65 students graduated from social work courses.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Wilmington, North Carolina

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