Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area is 600.
  • Social Workers in Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $58,550 per year or $28.15 per hour.
  • The percentage of Alaska Social Workers who work in Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #3 in Alaska for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Alaska for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #68 in the nation for salary and #65 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #109 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Alaska

Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $58,550 or $28.15 per hour which is 4% less than the Alaska average salary of $61,580.

AverageAlaska Nonmetropolitan AreaAlaska% Difference
Hourly Wage$28.15$29.61-4.93%
Annual Salary$58,550$61,580-4.92%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $58,550 or $28.15 per hour which is 6% more than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageAlaska Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$28.15$26.396.67%
Annual Salary$58,550$54,8806.69%
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 Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $57,965 which compares to the Alaska average annual salary of $61,580. per year.

Cost-of-living in Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area is 1% higher than the Alaska average, which means Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Alaska average.

  • Alaska average salary is $61,580.
  • Alaska cost-of-living adjusted salary is $59,647.
  • Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $58,550.
  • Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $57,965.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area$58,550101.01%$57,965
Alaska$61,580103.24%$59,647
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 Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Social Workers earn between $47,740 and $76,410 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $80,540, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $39,000, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year60Under $39,000
15%2 – 4 years90$39,000 – $47,740
25%5 – 9 years150$47,740 – $49,770
25%10 – 14 years150$49,770 – $76,410
15%15 – 20 years90$49,770 – $80,540
10%20+ years60Above $80,540
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 $58,550, Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers tend to earn less than Substance Abuse Counselors ($67,530), and Health Care Social Workers ($61,220).

TitleAnnual Salary
Substance Abuse Counselors$67,530
Health Care Social Workers$61,220
Social Workers$58,550
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area is 600.

Social Workers earn an average of $58,550 per year or $28.15 per hour in Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $57,965 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Alaska Nonmetropolitan Area are Substance Abuse Counselors($67,530), Health Care Social Workers($61,220), Social Workers($58,550).


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

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