Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is 200.
  • Social Workers in Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $38,740 per year or $18.63 per hour.
  • The percentage of Alabama Social Workers who work in Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #16 in Alabama for salary and #14 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in Alabama for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #488 in the nation for salary and #518 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #314 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Alabama

Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $38,740 or $18.63 per hour which is 14% less than the Alabama average salary of $45,200.

AverageSouthwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan AreaAlabama% Difference
Hourly Wage$18.63$21.73-14.27%
Annual Salary$38,740$45,200-14.29%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $38,740 or $18.63 per hour which is 29% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageSouthwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$18.63$26.39-29.41%
Annual Salary$38,740$54,880-29.41%
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 Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $46,340 which compares to the Alabama average annual salary of $45,200. per year.

Cost-of-living in Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is 16% less than the Alabama average, which means Southwest 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.
  • Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $38,740.
  • Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $46,340.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area$38,74083.60%$46,340
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 Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Social Workers earn between $27,400 and $46,730 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $58,120, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $23,160, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year20Under $23,160
15%2 – 4 years30$23,160 – $27,400
25%5 – 9 years50$27,400 – $37,190
25%10 – 14 years50$37,190 – $46,730
15%15 – 20 years30$37,190 – $58,120
10%20+ years20Above $58,120
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 $38,740, Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($47,810).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($36,510).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$47,810
Social Workers$38,740
Substance Abuse Counselors$36,510
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is 200.

Social Workers earn an average of $38,740 per year or $18.63 per hour in Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $46,340 per year or $22 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area are Health Care Social Workers($47,810), Social Workers($38,740), Substance Abuse Counselors($36,510).


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

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