Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Northeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is 290.
  • Social Workers in Northeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $45,340 per year or $21.80 per hour.
  • The percentage of Alabama Social Workers who work in Northeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Northeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Northeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #6 in Alabama for salary and #13 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in Alabama for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #341 in the nation for salary and #516 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #227 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Alabama

Northeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $45,340 or $21.80 per hour which is almost same as Alabama average salary of $45,200.

AverageNortheast Alabama Nonmetropolitan AreaAlabama% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.80$21.730.32%
Annual Salary$45,340$45,2000.31%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Northeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $45,340 or $21.80 per hour which is 17% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageNortheast Alabama Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.80$26.39-17.39%
Annual Salary$45,340$54,880-17.38%
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 Northeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $54,234 which compares to the Alabama average annual salary of $45,200. per year.

Cost-of-living in Northeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is 16% less than the Alabama average, which means Northeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • Northeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $45,340.
  • Northeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $54,234.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Northeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area$45,34083.60%$54,234
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 Northeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Social Workers earn between $36,670 and $53,970 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $62,670, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $35,010, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year29Under $35,010
15%2 – 4 years44$35,010 – $36,670
25%5 – 9 years72$36,670 – $41,270
25%10 – 14 years72$41,270 – $53,970
15%15 – 20 years44$41,270 – $62,670
10%20+ years29Above $62,670
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 $45,340, Northeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($62,150), and Health Care Social Workers ($48,490).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($42,640).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$62,150
Health Care Social Workers$48,490
Social Workers$45,340
Substance Abuse Counselors$42,640
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Northeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Northeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is 290.

Social Workers earn an average of $45,340 per year or $21.80 per hour in Northeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Northeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $54,234 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Northeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area are School Psychologists($62,150), Health Care Social Workers($48,490), Social Workers($45,340).


Additional Salary Reports for Social Workers in Alabama cities and Metros and U.S. States.

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