Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California is 130.
  • Social Workers in Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California earn an average of $60,570 per year or $29.12 per hour.
  • The percentage of California Social Workers who work in Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California is less than 1%.

Rankings for Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California

  • Ranks #6 in California for salary and #19 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #25 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #42 in the nation for salary and #81 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #396 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California Social Workers earn an average of $60,570 or $29.12 per hour which is 6% less than the California average salary of $64,940.

AverageEastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of CaliforniaCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$29.12$31.22-6.73%
Annual Salary$60,570$64,940-6.73%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California Social Workers earn an average of $60,570 or $29.12 per hour which is 10% more than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageEastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of CaliforniaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$29.12$26.3910.34%
Annual Salary$60,570$54,88010.37%
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 Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California earns an average annual salary of $60,612 which compares to the California average annual salary of $64,940. per year.

Cost-of-living in Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California is 0% less than the California average, which means Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to California average.

  • California average salary is $64,940.
  • California cost-of-living adjusted salary is $58,833.
  • Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California average salary is $60,570.
  • Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California cost-of-living adjusted salary is $60,612.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California$60,57099.93%$60,612
California$64,940110.38%$58,833
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 Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California, 50% of Social Workers earn between $47,310 and $76,010 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $76,260, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $36,750, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year13Under $36,750
15%2 – 4 years20$36,750 – $47,310
25%5 – 9 years32$47,310 – $60,040
25%10 – 14 years32$60,040 – $76,010
15%15 – 20 years20$60,040 – $76,260
10%20+ years13Above $76,260
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 $60,570, Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($112,960), School Psychologists ($104,620), and Health Care Social Workers ($70,420).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($55,940), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($56,490).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$112,960
School Psychologists$104,620
Health Care Social Workers$70,420
Social Workers$60,570
Substance Abuse Counselors$56,490
Marriage and Family Therapists$55,940
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California is 130.

Social Workers earn an average of $60,570 per year or $29.12 per hour in Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California Social Workers earn an average of $60,612 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($112,960), School Psychologists($104,620), Health Care Social Workers($70,420).


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