Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Tuscaloosa is 130.
  • Social Workers in Tuscaloosa earn an average of $44,420 per year or $21.36 per hour.
  • The percentage of Alabama Social Workers who work in Tuscaloosa is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Tuscaloosa is less than 1%.

Rankings for Tuscaloosa

  • Ranks #10 in Alabama for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #9 in Alabama for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #374 in the nation for salary and #380 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #400 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Alabama

Tuscaloosa Social Workers earn an average of $44,420 or $21.36 per hour which is 1% less than the Alabama average salary of $45,200.

AverageTuscaloosaAlabama% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.36$21.73-1.70%
Annual Salary$44,420$45,200-1.73%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Tuscaloosa Social Workers earn an average of $44,420 or $21.36 per hour which is 19% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageTuscaloosaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.36$26.39-19.06%
Annual Salary$44,420$54,880-19.06%
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 Tuscaloosa earns an average annual salary of $49,961 which compares to the Alabama average annual salary of $45,200. per year.

Cost-of-living in Tuscaloosa is 11% less than the Alabama average, which means Tuscaloosa 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.
  • Tuscaloosa average salary is $44,420.
  • Tuscaloosa cost-of-living adjusted salary is $49,961.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Tuscaloosa$44,42088.91%$49,961
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 Tuscaloosa, 50% of Social Workers earn between $36,480 and $49,340 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $61,120, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $30,560, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year13Under $30,560
15%2 – 4 years20$30,560 – $36,480
25%5 – 9 years32$36,480 – $40,280
25%10 – 14 years32$40,280 – $49,340
15%15 – 20 years20$40,280 – $61,120
10%20+ years13Above $61,120
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 $44,420, Tuscaloosa Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($95,330), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($73,210), Health Care Social Workers ($48,270), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($47,090).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$95,330
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$73,210
Health Care Social Workers$48,270
Substance Abuse Counselors$47,090
Social Workers$44,420
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Tuscaloosa Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Tuscaloosa is 130.

Social Workers earn an average of $44,420 per year or $21.36 per hour in Tuscaloosa.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Tuscaloosa Social Workers earn an average of $49,961 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Tuscaloosa are Psychology Teachers($95,330), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($73,210), Health Care Social Workers($48,270).


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