Social Work Salaries in Kansas - KS

The average social worker salary in Kansas (according to current job postings) is $60,000. There is some geographic variance. Kansas City and Overland Park are both listed at $53,000, while Wichita weighs in at the substantially higher figure of $62,000. Of course cost of living differences also must be considered when comparing salaries by geographic region.

Those entering the social work field in Kansas communities should know that actual salaries vary considerably, based on education, level of certification, and years of experience. LBSWs (Licensed Baccalaureate Social Workers) can expect a somewhat lower salary, which should increase after completion of a master’s degree and more advanced licensing exams.

Nationwide, certain salary trends have emerged. Hospitals, either medical or surgical, tend to have higher salaries than care facilities or social service agencies. Wesley Medical Center, Via Christi Regional Medical Center, and Saint Francis Health Center are among the acclaimed facilities where social workers in Kansas can hope to procure employment. K-12 schools are also considered good employers, salary-wise. Overall, job prospects look promising -- and those who opt to take hard-to-fill positions in high poverty areas may find that they qualify for debt forgiveness programs.

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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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            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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            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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            Doctor of Ministry in Clinical Pastoral Education
            • Bachelor of Science in Psychology program helps students prepare for careers in counseling, marketing/sales, human services, ministry, and more.
            • The School of Psychology & Counseling received a 95% match rate for 4th year Psy.D. student internships in 2015.
            • Programmatic accreditation for psychology programs is provided by the American Psychological Association (APA).
            • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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            B.S. in Human Services / Human Services Management
            • 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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