Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in North Coast Region of California is 430.
  • Social Workers in North Coast Region of California earn an average of $54,860 per year or $26.37 per hour.
  • The percentage of California Social Workers who work in North Coast Region of California is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in North Coast Region of California is less than 1%.

Rankings for North Coast Region of California

  • Ranks #16 in California for salary and #18 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #14 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #115 in the nation for salary and #80 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #165 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

North Coast Region of California Social Workers earn an average of $54,860 or $26.37 per hour which is 15% less than the California average salary of $64,940.

AverageNorth Coast Region of CaliforniaCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.37$31.22-15.53%
Annual Salary$54,860$64,940-15.52%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

North Coast Region of California Social Workers earn an average of $54,860 or $26.37 per hour which is 0% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageNorth Coast Region of CaliforniaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.37$26.39-0.08%
Annual Salary$54,860$54,880-0.04%
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 Coast Region of California earns an average annual salary of $54,898 which compares to the California average annual salary of $64,940. per year.

Cost-of-living in North Coast Region of California is 0% less than the California average, which means North Coast 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.
  • North Coast Region of California average salary is $54,860.
  • North Coast Region of California cost-of-living adjusted salary is $54,898.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
North Coast Region of California$54,86099.93%$54,898
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 North Coast Region of California, 50% of Social Workers earn between $47,040 and $61,040 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $76,490, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $37,270, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year43Under $37,270
15%2 – 4 years64$37,270 – $47,040
25%5 – 9 years108$47,040 – $49,360
25%10 – 14 years108$49,360 – $61,040
15%15 – 20 years64$49,360 – $76,490
10%20+ years43Above $76,490
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 $54,860, North Coast Region of California Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($110,120), and Health Care Social Workers ($71,300).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($53,470).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$110,120
Health Care Social Workers$71,300
Social Workers$54,860
Substance Abuse Counselors$53,470
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for North Coast Region of California Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in North Coast Region of California is 430.

Social Workers earn an average of $54,860 per year or $26.37 per hour in North Coast Region of California.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in North Coast Region of California Social Workers earn an average of $54,898 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in North Coast Region of California are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($110,120), Health Care Social Workers($71,300), Social Workers($54,860).


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