Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Santa Rosa is 530.
  • Social Workers in Santa Rosa earn an average of $56,970 per year or $27.39 per hour.
  • The percentage of California Social Workers who work in Santa Rosa is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Santa Rosa is less than 1%.

Rankings for Santa Rosa

  • Ranks #13 in California for salary and #9 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #12 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #86 in the nation for salary and #14 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #127 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

Santa Rosa Social Workers earn an average of $56,970 or $27.39 per hour which is 12% less than the California average salary of $64,940.

AverageSanta RosaCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.39$31.22-12.27%
Annual Salary$56,970$64,940-12.27%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Santa Rosa Social Workers earn an average of $56,970 or $27.39 per hour which is 3% more than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageSanta RosaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.39$26.393.79%
Annual Salary$56,970$54,8803.81%
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 Santa Rosa earns an average annual salary of $51,866 which compares to the California average annual salary of $64,940. per year.

Cost-of-living in Santa Rosa is 10% higher than the California average, which means Santa Rosa residents have an overall higher 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.
  • Santa Rosa average salary is $56,970.
  • Santa Rosa cost-of-living adjusted salary is $51,866.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Santa Rosa$56,970109.84%$51,866
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 Santa Rosa, 50% of Social Workers earn between $43,100 and $64,120 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $78,180, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $37,220, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year53Under $37,220
15%2 – 4 years80$37,220 – $43,100
25%5 – 9 years132$43,100 – $57,520
25%10 – 14 years132$57,520 – $64,120
15%15 – 20 years80$57,520 – $78,180
10%20+ years53Above $78,180
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 $56,970, Santa Rosa Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($116,400), School Psychologists ($112,230), Health Care Social Workers ($100,890), Marriage and Family Therapists ($70,480), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($60,110).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$116,400
School Psychologists$112,230
Health Care Social Workers$100,890
Marriage and Family Therapists$70,480
Substance Abuse Counselors$60,110
Social Workers$56,970
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Santa Rosa Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Santa Rosa is 530.

Social Workers earn an average of $56,970 per year or $27.39 per hour in Santa Rosa.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Santa Rosa Social Workers earn an average of $51,866 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Santa Rosa are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($116,400), School Psychologists($112,230), Health Care Social Workers($100,890).


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