Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Florence-Muscle Shoals is 140.
  • Social Workers in Florence-Muscle Shoals earn an average of $43,220 per year or $20.78 per hour.
  • The percentage of Alabama Social Workers who work in Florence-Muscle Shoals is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Florence-Muscle Shoals is less than 1%.

Rankings for Florence-Muscle Shoals

  • Ranks #14 in Alabama for salary and #16 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #8 in Alabama for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #418 in the nation for salary and #519 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #378 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Alabama

Florence-Muscle Shoals Social Workers earn an average of $43,220 or $20.78 per hour which is 4% less than the Alabama average salary of $45,200.

AverageFlorence-Muscle ShoalsAlabama% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.78$21.73-4.37%
Annual Salary$43,220$45,200-4.38%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Florence-Muscle Shoals Social Workers earn an average of $43,220 or $20.78 per hour which is 21% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageFlorence-Muscle ShoalsU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.78$26.39-21.26%
Annual Salary$43,220$54,880-21.25%
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 Florence-Muscle Shoals earns an average annual salary of $52,439 which compares to the Alabama average annual salary of $45,200. per year.

Cost-of-living in Florence-Muscle Shoals is 18% less than the Alabama average, which means Florence-Muscle Shoals 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.
  • Florence-Muscle Shoals average salary is $43,220.
  • Florence-Muscle Shoals cost-of-living adjusted salary is $52,439.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Florence-Muscle Shoals$43,22082.42%$52,439
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 Florence-Muscle Shoals, 50% of Social Workers earn between $36,290 and $51,390 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $61,780, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $30,460, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year14Under $30,460
15%2 – 4 years21$30,460 – $36,290
25%5 – 9 years35$36,290 – $38,660
25%10 – 14 years35$38,660 – $51,390
15%15 – 20 years21$38,660 – $61,780
10%20+ years14Above $61,780
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 $43,220, Florence-Muscle Shoals Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($49,600).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($41,890).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$49,600
Social Workers$43,220
Substance Abuse Counselors$41,890
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Florence-Muscle Shoals Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Florence-Muscle Shoals is 140.

Social Workers earn an average of $43,220 per year or $20.78 per hour in Florence-Muscle Shoals.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Florence-Muscle Shoals Social Workers earn an average of $52,439 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Florence-Muscle Shoals are Health Care Social Workers($49,600), Social Workers($43,220), Substance Abuse Counselors($41,890).


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