Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway is 290.
  • Social Workers in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway earn an average of $41,630 per year or $20.01 per hour.
  • The percentage of Arkansas Social Workers who work in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway is less than 1%.

Rankings for Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway

  • Ranks #4 in Arkansas for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Arkansas for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #456 in the nation for salary and #264 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #223 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Arkansas

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Social Workers earn an average of $41,630 or $20.01 per hour which is 1% more than the Arkansas average salary of $41,110.

AverageLittle Rock-North Little Rock-ConwayArkansas% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.01$19.761.27%
Annual Salary$41,630$41,1101.26%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Social Workers earn an average of $41,630 or $20.01 per hour which is 24% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageLittle Rock-North Little Rock-ConwayU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.01$26.39-24.18%
Annual Salary$41,630$54,880-24.14%
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 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway earns an average annual salary of $45,127 which compares to the Arkansas average annual salary of $41,110. per year.

Cost-of-living in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway is 8% less than the Arkansas average, which means Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Arkansas average.

  • Arkansas average salary is $41,110.
  • Arkansas cost-of-living adjusted salary is $46,098.
  • Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway average salary is $41,630.
  • Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway cost-of-living adjusted salary is $45,127.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway$41,63092.25%$45,127
Arkansas$41,11089.18%$46,098
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 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, 50% of Social Workers earn between $37,200 and $46,920 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $47,040, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $35,410, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year29Under $35,410
15%2 – 4 years44$35,410 – $37,200
25%5 – 9 years72$37,200 – $38,530
25%10 – 14 years72$38,530 – $46,920
15%15 – 20 years44$38,530 – $47,040
10%20+ years29Above $47,040
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 $41,630, Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($90,830), Forensic Psychologists ($84,090), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($71,090), School Psychologists ($66,720), Health Care Social Workers ($59,860), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($46,510).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$90,830
Forensic Psychologists$84,090
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$71,090
School Psychologists$66,720
Health Care Social Workers$59,860
Substance Abuse Counselors$46,510
Social Workers$41,630
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway is 290.

Social Workers earn an average of $41,630 per year or $20.01 per hour in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Social Workers earn an average of $45,127 per year or $22 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway are Psychology Teachers($90,830), Forensic Psychologists($84,090), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($71,090).


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