Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Gadsden is 80.
  • Social Workers in Gadsden earn an average of $45,790 per year or $22.02 per hour.
  • The percentage of Alabama Social Workers who work in Gadsden is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Gadsden is less than 1%.

Rankings for Gadsden

  • Ranks #4 in Alabama for salary and #11 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #15 in Alabama for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #329 in the nation for salary and #491 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #475 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Alabama

Gadsden Social Workers earn an average of $45,790 or $22.02 per hour which is 1% more than the Alabama average salary of $45,200.

AverageGadsdenAlabama% Difference
Hourly Wage$22.02$21.731.33%
Annual Salary$45,790$45,2001.31%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Gadsden Social Workers earn an average of $45,790 or $22.02 per hour which is 16% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageGadsdenU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22.02$26.39-16.56%
Annual Salary$45,790$54,880-16.56%
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 Gadsden earns an average annual salary of $53,549 which compares to the Alabama average annual salary of $45,200. per year.

Cost-of-living in Gadsden is 14% less than the Alabama average, which means Gadsden 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.
  • Gadsden average salary is $45,790.
  • Gadsden cost-of-living adjusted salary is $53,549.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Gadsden$45,79085.51%$53,549
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 Gadsden, 50% of Social Workers earn between $37,380 and $53,820 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $65,680, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $34,750, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year8Under $34,750
15%2 – 4 years12$34,750 – $37,380
25%5 – 9 years20$37,380 – $42,280
25%10 – 14 years20$42,280 – $53,820
15%15 – 20 years12$42,280 – $65,680
10%20+ years8Above $65,680
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 $45,790, Gadsden Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($47,570).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($41,700).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$47,570
Social Workers$45,790
Substance Abuse Counselors$41,700
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Gadsden Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Gadsden is 80.

Social Workers earn an average of $45,790 per year or $22.02 per hour in Gadsden.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Gadsden Social Workers earn an average of $53,549 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Gadsden are Health Care Social Workers($47,570), Social Workers($45,790), Substance Abuse Counselors($41,700).


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