Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in North Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area is 160.
  • Social Workers in North Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $37,960 per year or $18.25 per hour.
  • The percentage of Arkansas Social Workers who work in North Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in North Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for North Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #9 in Arkansas for salary and #8 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Arkansas for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #496 in the nation for salary and #493 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #351 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Arkansas

North Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $37,960 or $18.25 per hour which is 7% less than the Arkansas average salary of $41,110.

AverageNorth Arkansas Nonmetropolitan AreaArkansas% Difference
Hourly Wage$18.25$19.76-7.64%
Annual Salary$37,960$41,110-7.66%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

North Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $37,960 or $18.25 per hour which is 30% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageNorth Arkansas Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$18.25$26.39-30.85%
Annual Salary$37,960$54,880-30.83%
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 North Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $44,424 which compares to the Arkansas average annual salary of $41,110. per year.

Cost-of-living in North Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area is 15% less than the Arkansas average, which means North Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • North Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $37,960.
  • North Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $44,424.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
North Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area$37,96085.45%$44,424
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 North Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Social Workers earn between $36,690 and $36,780 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $46,300, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $28,910, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year16Under $28,910
15%2 – 4 years24$28,910 – $36,690
25%5 – 9 years40$36,690 – $36,740
25%10 – 14 years40$36,740 – $36,780
15%15 – 20 years24$36,740 – $46,300
10%20+ years16Above $46,300
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 $37,960, North Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($58,060), Substance Abuse Counselors ($50,980), and Health Care Social Workers ($50,530).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$58,060
Substance Abuse Counselors$50,980
Health Care Social Workers$50,530
Social Workers$37,960
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for North Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in North Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area is 160.

Social Workers earn an average of $37,960 per year or $18.25 per hour in North Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in North Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $44,424 per year or $21 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in North Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area are Psychology Teachers($58,060), Substance Abuse Counselors($50,980), Health Care Social Workers($50,530).


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

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