Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Dothan is 110.
  • Social Workers in Dothan earn an average of $43,330 per year or $20.83 per hour.
  • The percentage of Alabama Social Workers who work in Dothan is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Dothan is less than 1%.

Rankings for Dothan

  • Ranks #13 in Alabama for salary and #9 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #11 in Alabama for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #416 in the nation for salary and #449 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #430 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Alabama

Dothan Social Workers earn an average of $43,330 or $20.83 per hour which is 4% less than the Alabama average salary of $45,200.

AverageDothanAlabama% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.83$21.73-4.14%
Annual Salary$43,330$45,200-4.14%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Dothan Social Workers earn an average of $43,330 or $20.83 per hour which is 21% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageDothanU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.83$26.39-21.07%
Annual Salary$43,330$54,880-21.05%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Adjusted for Cost-of-Living

When adjusted for cost-of-living, Social Workers in Dothan earns an average annual salary of $49,628 which compares to the Alabama average annual salary of $45,200. per year.

Cost-of-living in Dothan is 13% less than the Alabama average, which means Dothan residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Alabama average.

  • Alabama average salary is $45,200.
  • Alabama cost-of-living adjusted salary is $50,644.
  • Dothan average salary is $43,330.
  • Dothan cost-of-living adjusted salary is $49,628.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Dothan$43,33087.31%$49,628
Alabama$45,20089.25%$50,644
U.S.$54,880$54,880
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Ranges for Education and Experience

In Dothan, 50% of Social Workers earn between $35,610 and $48,960 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $59,550, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $33,910, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year11Under $33,910
15%2 – 4 years16$33,910 – $35,610
25%5 – 9 years28$35,610 – $38,660
25%10 – 14 years28$38,660 – $48,960
15%15 – 20 years16$38,660 – $59,550
10%20+ years11Above $59,550
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $43,330, Dothan Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($46,700).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($41,790).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$46,700
Social Workers$43,330
Substance Abuse Counselors$41,790
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Dothan Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Dothan is 110.

Social Workers earn an average of $43,330 per year or $20.83 per hour in Dothan.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Dothan Social Workers earn an average of $49,628 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Dothan are Health Care Social Workers($46,700), Social Workers($43,330), Substance Abuse Counselors($41,790).


Additional Salary Reports for Social Workers in Alabama cities and Metros and U.S. States.

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