Which careers have the most earning potential for social work graduates?
After graduation, social work graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $53,862, while the bottom 20% make closer to $28,867. The median grad salary is $39,432.
Social Work graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in social work is $29,865, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $34,133.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for social work graduates
As per most recent US census
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