Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Southeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is 180.
  • Social Workers in Southeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $43,630 per year or $20.97 per hour.
  • The percentage of Alabama Social Workers who work in Southeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Southeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Southeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #11 in Alabama for salary and #15 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #7 in Alabama for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #405 in the nation for salary and #517 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #336 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Alabama

Southeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $43,630 or $20.97 per hour which is 3% less than the Alabama average salary of $45,200.

AverageSoutheast Alabama Nonmetropolitan AreaAlabama% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.97$21.73-3.50%
Annual Salary$43,630$45,200-3.47%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Southeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $43,630 or $20.97 per hour which is 20% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageSoutheast Alabama Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.97$26.39-20.54%
Annual Salary$43,630$54,880-20.50%
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 Southeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $52,189 which compares to the Alabama average annual salary of $45,200. per year.

Cost-of-living in Southeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is 16% less than the Alabama average, which means Southeast 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.
  • Southeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $43,630.
  • Southeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $52,189.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Southeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area$43,63083.60%$52,189
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 Southeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Social Workers earn between $37,090 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 $56,720, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $33,910, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year18Under $33,910
15%2 – 4 years27$33,910 – $37,090
25%5 – 9 years45$37,090 – $39,270
25%10 – 14 years45$39,270 – $50,160
15%15 – 20 years27$39,270 – $56,720
10%20+ years18Above $56,720
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 $43,630, Southeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($50,720).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($41,810).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$50,720
Social Workers$43,630
Substance Abuse Counselors$41,810
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Southeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Southeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is 180.

Social Workers earn an average of $43,630 per year or $20.97 per hour in Southeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Southeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $52,189 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Southeast Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area are Health Care Social Workers($50,720), Social Workers($43,630), Substance Abuse Counselors($41,810).


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