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SSW Alumni Jobs & Salaries

The graphs below represent SSW alumni MSW salary and employment data. The SSW Career Services Office conducts regular online employment surveys. The most recent response rate was 59% (172).

Employment Status & Location

Alumni Employed: 95%
Alumni with Multiple Jobs: 12%
Top Job Locations: Michigan, Massachusetts, California, Colorado, Illinois, and New York
Top Fields: Children & Youth, Mental Health, Community Organizing

Where are Alumni Working?

Percentage of MSW Alumni by Career Field
Discipline Percentage in Non-Profit Percentage in Government Percentage in For-Profit
Community Organization 68% 29% 3%
Interpersonal Practice 58% 26% 16%
Management of Human Services 60% 25% 15%
Social Policy and Evaluation 65% 29% 6%

Job Search Process

Job Search Data (Median): Application Sent to - 10 Organizations, 2 Interviews, and 1 Job Offer
Length of Job Search (Median): 2 Months
Top Resources Used to Find Employment: Internet Search Engines, Employer Websites, and MSW Internship/Field Placement
SSW Career Services Resources Utilized: Resume and Cover Letter Assistance, Licensure Information/Exam Preparation, Job Search Techniques, and Workshops

Duration of Job Search

Median Salary

Median MSW Salary
Discipline Salary in Dollars
Management of Human Services $40,000
Social Policy and Evaluation $43,840
Community Organizing $41,679
Interpersonal Practice $40,000

Salary Range

Community Organization

MSW Salary Distribution
Salary Range Percentage Earning Salary
Below $24,000 0%
$24,000 - $29,999 0%
$30,000 - $33,999 2.8%
$34,000 - $39,999 41.7%
$40,000 - $43,999 19.4%
$44,000 - $49,999 25%
$50,000 & Above 11.1%

Interpersonal Practice

MSW Salary Distribution
Salary Range Percentage Earning Salary
Below $24,000 0.8%
$24,000 - $29,999 1.7%
$30,000 - $33,999 15.3%
$34,000 - $39,999 19.5%
$40,000 - $43,999 23.7%
$44,000 - $49,999 16.9%
$50,000 & Above 22%

Management of Human Services

MSW Salary Distribution
Salary Range Percentage Earning Salary
Below $24,000 5.6%
$24,000 - $29,999 0%
$30,000 - $33,999 5.6%
$34,000 - $39,999 11.1%
$40,000 - $43,999 38.9%
$44,000 - $49,999 11.1%
$50,000 & Above 27.8%

Social Policy and Evaluation

MSW Salary Distribution
Salary Range Percentage Earning Salary
Below $24,000 9.1%
$24,000 - $29,999 0%
$30,000 - $33,999 0%
$34,000 - $39,999 18.2%
$40,000 - $43,999 22.7%
$44,000 - $49,999 22.7%
$50,000 & Above 27.3%
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