Employment-Related Salaries and Benefits in Social Work: A Workforce Survey

  • Suk-Young Kang The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work
  • Judy Krysik Arizona State University School of Social Work
Keywords: NASW, social work, salary, work related benefits, workforce survey

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to develop a descriptive benchmark of social work employment in Arizona and to provide useful information to administrators, job seekers, and prospective social work students. The results, based on telephone and Internet surveys to a random sample of 463 NASW Arizona members, indicate that salary was positively related to level of education and years of social work employment experience. Salary was also higher for men than for women and higher for social workers with administrative roles compared to other roles. Access to employee-related benefits appeared widespread. Implications are provided for administration and future research.

Author Biographies

Suk-Young Kang, The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work
Assistant Professor University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work 211 S. Cooper Street, Arlington, TX 76019 (tel) 817-272-5768 (fax) 817-272-2046
Judy Krysik, Arizona State University School of Social Work
Associate Professor Arizona State University School of Social Work Mail Code 3920, 411 N. Central Ave., Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona 85004-0689 (tel) 602-496-0086 (fax) 602-496-0960
Published
2010-05-24
Section
Articles