Social Work Salaries in Connecticut - CT

A social worker salary in Connecticut is fairly high in comparison with the national average, partially due to the state's higher education requirements. Connecticut's social worker salaries vary dramatically with experience, tenure, education, demonstrable professional accomplishments and more, but first year social workers can almost always expect $57,000 annually or higher.

Estimated first year salaries for social workers in Connecticut are listed below by city.

  • New Haven, Connecticut $60,000
  • Hartford, Connecticut $63,000
  • Bridgeport, Connecticut $68,000
  • Stamford, Connecticut $78,000

Social workers in Connecticut stand to gain a comfortable living and a rewarding career, and prospects for students on their way to licensure continue to look good. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that the demand for social workers will increase some 16% by 2018, which is nearly twice the rate of normal growth. Social workers seeking employment in the public health and medical sectors can expect even better conditions, as the BLS reports those specific branches are slated for as much as 22% growth over the coming years.

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            MSHUS- Organizational and Social Services
            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor?s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
            • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
            • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
            • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
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            Master of Social Work
            • Ranked 33rd among the Best Grad Schools for Social Work in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • Founded in 1904 as the nation’s first institute of higher learning to offer training for clinical social workers.
            • Provides a rigorous education, including a nationally accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) Program and PhD in Social Work.  
            • Offers inventive programs with hands-on experience.  
            • Incorporates social justice values and multicultural perspectives into curriculum. 
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            PhD - Social and Community Services

            Capella combines outstanding academics with a supportive faculty and staff in a program designed for working adults.

            An education that blends theory and practice to fuel your career

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            B.S. in Human Services
            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
            • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
            • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
            • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
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            Human Services, BS
            • Features a 100% student-operated internet radio station called The Pulse.
            • Offers on-campus housing options for students.
            • Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), with programmatic accreditation from numerous organizations, including the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CDA) and Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
            • 2 campuses located in Hartford and Southington, Connecticut, with online options as well.
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