Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is 120.
  • Social Workers in Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $47,460 per year or $22.82 per hour.
  • The percentage of Alabama Social Workers who work in Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #2 in Alabama for salary and #12 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #10 in Alabama for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #281 in the nation for salary and #515 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #417 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Alabama

Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $47,460 or $22.82 per hour which is 5% more than the Alabama average salary of $45,200.

AverageNorthwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan AreaAlabama% Difference
Hourly Wage$22.82$21.735.02%
Annual Salary$47,460$45,2005.00%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $47,460 or $22.82 per hour which is 13% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageNorthwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22.82$26.39-13.53%
Annual Salary$47,460$54,880-13.52%
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 Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $56,770 which compares to the Alabama average annual salary of $45,200. per year.

Cost-of-living in Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is 16% less than the Alabama average, which means Northwest 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.
  • Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $47,460.
  • Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $56,770.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area$47,46083.60%$56,770
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 Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Social Workers earn between $38,320 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 $63,480, 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 Year12Under $35,610
15%2 – 4 years18$35,610 – $38,320
25%5 – 9 years30$38,320 – $47,790
25%10 – 14 years30$47,790 – $53,970
15%15 – 20 years18$47,790 – $63,480
10%20+ years12Above $63,480
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 $47,460, Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($49,070).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($37,290).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$49,070
Social Workers$47,460
Substance Abuse Counselors$37,290
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is 120.

Social Workers earn an average of $47,460 per year or $22.82 per hour in Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $56,770 per year or $27 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Northwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area are Health Care Social Workers($49,070), Social Workers($47,460), Substance Abuse Counselors($37,290).


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

Official Data Sources for Social Workers: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data