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2023 Social Work Salary

There are about 151,128 students enrolled in Social Work in the USA.

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College is an important investment for most undergraduates. It is critical to make sure you get a nice return on that investment. It is our goal that the following career and income statistics help you in deciding your focus at college.

The average Social Work graduate draws a starting salary of $41,993 per annum (top 36%). Further into their careers, they normally earn somewhere between $23,948 and $69,724, but average around $41,200. To put it in context, that is 7% over the United States average.

The most popular job placement for a Social Work graduate is Licensed Practical Nurse, which generally make close to $34,000; next are Home Health Aid and Medical Assistant, which usually earn more or less $19,000 and $25,000 respectively.

The Plains has the best paid Social Work graduates. The highest earning state for Social Work alumni is MN. The highest earning conference for Social Work graduates is Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

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