Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Mobile is 310.
  • Social Workers in Mobile earn an average of $45,890 per year or $22.06 per hour.
  • The percentage of Alabama Social Workers who work in Mobile is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Mobile is less than 1%.

Rankings for Mobile

  • Ranks #3 in Alabama for salary and #6 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Alabama for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #328 in the nation for salary and #370 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #212 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Alabama

Mobile Social Workers earn an average of $45,890 or $22.06 per hour which is 1% more than the Alabama average salary of $45,200.

AverageMobileAlabama% Difference
Hourly Wage$22.06$21.731.52%
Annual Salary$45,890$45,2001.53%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Mobile Social Workers earn an average of $45,890 or $22.06 per hour which is 16% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageMobileU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22.06$26.39-16.41%
Annual Salary$45,890$54,880-16.38%
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 Mobile earns an average annual salary of $51,383 which compares to the Alabama average annual salary of $45,200. per year.

Cost-of-living in Mobile is 11% less than the Alabama average, which means Mobile 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.
  • Mobile average salary is $45,890.
  • Mobile cost-of-living adjusted salary is $51,383.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Mobile$45,89089.31%$51,383
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 Mobile, 50% of Social Workers earn between $38,320 and $51,930 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $62,520, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $36,470, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year31Under $36,470
15%2 – 4 years46$36,470 – $38,320
25%5 – 9 years78$38,320 – $43,340
25%10 – 14 years78$43,340 – $51,930
15%15 – 20 years46$43,340 – $62,520
10%20+ years31Above $62,520
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 $45,890, Mobile Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($75,550), and Health Care Social Workers ($52,330).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($41,650).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$75,550
Health Care Social Workers$52,330
Social Workers$45,890
Substance Abuse Counselors$41,650
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Mobile Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Mobile is 310.

Social Workers earn an average of $45,890 per year or $22.06 per hour in Mobile.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Mobile Social Workers earn an average of $51,383 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Mobile are Psychology Teachers($75,550), Health Care Social Workers($52,330), Social Workers($45,890).


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