Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California is 250.
  • Social Workers in North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California earn an average of $55,670 per year or $26.76 per hour.
  • The percentage of California Social Workers who work in North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California is less than 1%.

Rankings for North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California

  • Ranks #14 in California for salary and #20 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #20 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #107 in the nation for salary and #82 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #263 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California Social Workers earn an average of $55,670 or $26.76 per hour which is 14% less than the California average salary of $64,940.

AverageNorth Valley-Northern Mountains Region of CaliforniaCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.76$31.22-14.29%
Annual Salary$55,670$64,940-14.27%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California Social Workers earn an average of $55,670 or $26.76 per hour which is 1% more than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageNorth Valley-Northern Mountains Region of CaliforniaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.76$26.391.40%
Annual Salary$55,670$54,8801.44%
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 Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California earns an average annual salary of $55,709 which compares to the California average annual salary of $64,940. per year.

Cost-of-living in North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California is 0% less than the California average, which means North Valley-Northern Mountains 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 Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California average salary is $55,670.
  • North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California cost-of-living adjusted salary is $55,709.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California$55,67099.93%$55,709
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 Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California, 50% of Social Workers earn between $47,330 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 $76,620, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $37,570, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year25Under $37,570
15%2 – 4 years38$37,570 – $47,330
25%5 – 9 years62$47,330 – $49,990
25%10 – 14 years62$49,990 – $61,040
15%15 – 20 years38$49,990 – $76,620
10%20+ years25Above $76,620
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 $55,670, North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($106,170), School Psychologists ($92,190), Health Care Social Workers ($71,850), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($59,070).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($50,950).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$106,170
School Psychologists$92,190
Health Care Social Workers$71,850
Marriage and Family Therapists$59,070
Social Workers$55,670
Substance Abuse Counselors$50,950
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California is 250.

Social Workers earn an average of $55,670 per year or $26.76 per hour in North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California Social Workers earn an average of $55,709 per year or $27 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($106,170), School Psychologists($92,190), Health Care Social Workers($71,850).


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