Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk is 1,160.
  • Social Workers in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk earn an average of $73,750 per year or $35.46 per hour.
  • The percentage of Connecticut Social Workers who work in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk is 21%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk is less than 1%.

Rankings for Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk

  • Ranks #1 in Connecticut for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Connecticut for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #4 in the nation for salary and #51 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #54 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Connecticut

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Social Workers earn an average of $73,750 or $35.46 per hour which is 4% more than the Connecticut average salary of $70,690.

AverageBridgeport-Stamford-NorwalkConnecticut% Difference
Hourly Wage$35.46$33.994.32%
Annual Salary$73,750$70,6904.33%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Social Workers earn an average of $73,750 or $35.46 per hour which is 34% more than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageBridgeport-Stamford-NorwalkU.S.%
Hourly Wage$35.46$26.3934.37%
Annual Salary$73,750$54,88034.38%
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 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk earns an average annual salary of $72,007 which compares to the Connecticut average annual salary of $70,690. per year.

Cost-of-living in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk is 2% higher than the Connecticut average, which means Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Connecticut average.

  • Connecticut average salary is $70,690.
  • Connecticut cost-of-living adjusted salary is $68,339.
  • Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk average salary is $73,750.
  • Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk cost-of-living adjusted salary is $72,007.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk$73,750102.42%$72,007
Connecticut$70,690103.44%$68,339
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 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, 50% of Social Workers earn between $52,900 and $91,050 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $102,400, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $41,630, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year116Under $41,630
15%2 – 4 years174$41,630 – $52,900
25%5 – 9 years290$52,900 – $74,140
25%10 – 14 years290$74,140 – $91,050
15%15 – 20 years174$74,140 – $102,400
10%20+ years116Above $102,400
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 $73,750, Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($124,480), Psychology Teachers ($97,220), School Psychologists ($96,770), and Health Care Social Workers ($78,070).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($60,540), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($67,090).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$124,480
Psychology Teachers$97,220
School Psychologists$96,770
Health Care Social Workers$78,070
Social Workers$73,750
Marriage and Family Therapists$67,090
Substance Abuse Counselors$60,540
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk is 1,160.

Social Workers earn an average of $73,750 per year or $35.46 per hour in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Social Workers earn an average of $72,007 per year or $35 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($124,480), Psychology Teachers($97,220), School Psychologists($96,770).


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