Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Montgomery is 450.
  • Social Workers in Montgomery earn an average of $50,060 per year or $24.07 per hour.
  • The percentage of Alabama Social Workers who work in Montgomery is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Montgomery is less than 1%.

Rankings for Montgomery

  • Ranks #1 in Alabama for salary and #5 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Alabama for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #206 in the nation for salary and #330 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #149 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Alabama

Montgomery Social Workers earn an average of $50,060 or $24.07 per hour which is 10% more than the Alabama average salary of $45,200.

AverageMontgomeryAlabama% Difference
Hourly Wage$24.07$21.7310.77%
Annual Salary$50,060$45,20010.75%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Montgomery Social Workers earn an average of $50,060 or $24.07 per hour which is 8% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageMontgomeryU.S.%
Hourly Wage$24.07$26.39-8.79%
Annual Salary$50,060$54,880-8.78%
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 Montgomery earns an average annual salary of $55,254 which compares to the Alabama average annual salary of $45,200. per year.

Cost-of-living in Montgomery is 9% less than the Alabama average, which means Montgomery 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.
  • Montgomery average salary is $50,060.
  • Montgomery cost-of-living adjusted salary is $55,254.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Montgomery$50,06090.60%$55,254
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 Montgomery, 50% of Social Workers earn between $37,470 and $59,550 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $69,000, 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 Year45Under $35,610
15%2 – 4 years68$35,610 – $37,470
25%5 – 9 years112$37,470 – $47,790
25%10 – 14 years112$47,790 – $59,550
15%15 – 20 years68$47,790 – $69,000
10%20+ years45Above $69,000
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 $50,060, Montgomery Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($73,090).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($42,460), Substance Abuse Counselors ($47,140), and Health Care Social Workers ($49,920).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$73,090
Social Workers$50,060
Health Care Social Workers$49,920
Substance Abuse Counselors$47,140
Marriage and Family Therapists$42,460
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Montgomery Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Montgomery is 450.

Social Workers earn an average of $50,060 per year or $24.07 per hour in Montgomery.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Montgomery Social Workers earn an average of $55,254 per year or $27 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Montgomery are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($73,090), Social Workers($50,060), Health Care Social Workers($49,920).


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