Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Huntsville is 290.
  • Social Workers in Huntsville earn an average of $45,170 per year or $21.72 per hour.
  • The percentage of Alabama Social Workers who work in Huntsville is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Huntsville is less than 1%.

Rankings for Huntsville

  • Ranks #7 in Alabama for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in Alabama for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #348 in the nation for salary and #272 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #222 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Alabama

Huntsville Social Workers earn an average of $45,170 or $21.72 per hour which is almost same as Alabama average salary of $45,200.

AverageHuntsvilleAlabama% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.72$21.73-0.05%
Annual Salary$45,170$45,200-0.07%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Huntsville Social Workers earn an average of $45,170 or $21.72 per hour which is 17% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageHuntsvilleU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.72$26.39-17.70%
Annual Salary$45,170$54,880-17.69%
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 Huntsville earns an average annual salary of $49,023 which compares to the Alabama average annual salary of $45,200. per year.

Cost-of-living in Huntsville is 8% less than the Alabama average, which means Huntsville 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.
  • Huntsville average salary is $45,170.
  • Huntsville cost-of-living adjusted salary is $49,023.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Huntsville$45,17092.14%$49,023
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 Huntsville, 50% of Social Workers earn between $37,530 and $50,160 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $60,510, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $35,610, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year29Under $35,610
15%2 – 4 years44$35,610 – $37,530
25%5 – 9 years72$37,530 – $42,280
25%10 – 14 years72$42,280 – $50,160
15%15 – 20 years44$42,280 – $60,510
10%20+ years29Above $60,510
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 $45,170, Huntsville Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($86,020), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($77,500), and Health Care Social Workers ($50,220).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($42,100).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$86,020
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$77,500
Health Care Social Workers$50,220
Social Workers$45,170
Substance Abuse Counselors$42,100
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Huntsville Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Huntsville is 290.

Social Workers earn an average of $45,170 per year or $21.72 per hour in Huntsville.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Huntsville Social Workers earn an average of $49,023 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Huntsville are Psychology Teachers($86,020), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($77,500), Health Care Social Workers($50,220).


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