Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in South Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area is 100.
  • Social Workers in South Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $39,350 per year or $18.92 per hour.
  • The percentage of Arkansas Social Workers who work in South Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area is 8%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in South Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for South Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #7 in Arkansas for salary and #9 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in Arkansas for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #479 in the nation for salary and #499 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #443 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Arkansas

South Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $39,350 or $18.92 per hour which is 4% less than the Arkansas average salary of $41,110.

AverageSouth Arkansas Nonmetropolitan AreaArkansas% Difference
Hourly Wage$18.92$19.76-4.25%
Annual Salary$39,350$41,110-4.28%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

South Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $39,350 or $18.92 per hour which is 28% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageSouth Arkansas Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$18.92$26.39-28.31%
Annual Salary$39,350$54,880-28.30%
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 South Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $46,050 which compares to the Arkansas average annual salary of $41,110. per year.

Cost-of-living in South Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area is 15% less than the Arkansas average, which means South 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.
  • South Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $39,350.
  • South Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $46,050.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
South Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area$39,35085.45%$46,050
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 South Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Social Workers earn between $36,740 and $46,300 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 $31,650, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year10Under $31,650
15%2 – 4 years15$31,650 – $36,740
25%5 – 9 years25$36,740 – $36,740
25%10 – 14 years25$36,740 – $46,300
15%15 – 20 years15$36,740 – $46,300
10%20+ years10Above $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 $39,350, South Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($53,200), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($46,130).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$53,200
Substance Abuse Counselors$46,130
Social Workers$39,350
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for South Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in South Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area is 100.

Social Workers earn an average of $39,350 per year or $18.92 per hour in South Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in South Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $46,050 per year or $22 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in South Arkansas Nonmetropolitan Area are Health Care Social Workers($53,200), Substance Abuse Counselors($46,130), Social Workers($39,350).


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

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