Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Yuma is 140.
  • Social Workers in Yuma earn an average of $42,860 per year or $20.61 per hour.
  • The percentage of Arizona Social Workers who work in Yuma is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Yuma is less than 1%.

Rankings for Yuma

  • Ranks #4 in Arizona for salary and #5 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #7 in Arizona for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #429 in the nation for salary and #392 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #385 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Arizona

Yuma Social Workers earn an average of $42,860 or $20.61 per hour which is 1% less than the Arizona average salary of $43,660.

AverageYumaArizona% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.61$20.99-1.81%
Annual Salary$42,860$43,660-1.83%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Yuma Social Workers earn an average of $42,860 or $20.61 per hour which is 21% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageYumaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.61$26.39-21.90%
Annual Salary$42,860$54,880-21.90%
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 Yuma earns an average annual salary of $48,309 which compares to the Arizona average annual salary of $43,660. per year.

Cost-of-living in Yuma is 11% less than the Arizona average, which means Yuma residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Arizona average.

  • Arizona average salary is $43,660.
  • Arizona cost-of-living adjusted salary is $44,070.
  • Yuma average salary is $42,860.
  • Yuma cost-of-living adjusted salary is $48,309.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Yuma$42,86088.72%$48,309
Arizona$43,66099.07%$44,070
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 Yuma, 50% of Social Workers earn between $36,890 and $46,940 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $50,790, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $34,730, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year14Under $34,730
15%2 – 4 years21$34,730 – $36,890
25%5 – 9 years35$36,890 – $40,520
25%10 – 14 years35$40,520 – $46,940
15%15 – 20 years21$40,520 – $50,790
10%20+ years14Above $50,790
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 $42,860, Yuma Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($55,520), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($54,150).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$55,520
Substance Abuse Counselors$54,150
Social Workers$42,860
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Yuma Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Yuma is 140.

Social Workers earn an average of $42,860 per year or $20.61 per hour in Yuma.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Yuma Social Workers earn an average of $48,309 per year or $23 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Yuma are Health Care Social Workers($55,520), Substance Abuse Counselors($54,150), Social Workers($42,860).


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