Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Connecticut Nonmetropolitan Area is 140.
  • Social Workers in Connecticut Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $72,100 per year or $34.66 per hour.
  • The percentage of Connecticut Social Workers who work in Connecticut Nonmetropolitan Area is 3%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Connecticut Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Connecticut Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #3 in Connecticut for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #7 in Connecticut for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #7 in the nation for salary and #52 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #377 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Connecticut

Connecticut Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $72,100 or $34.66 per hour which is 1% more than the Connecticut average salary of $70,690.

AverageConnecticut Nonmetropolitan AreaConnecticut% Difference
Hourly Wage$34.66$33.991.97%
Annual Salary$72,100$70,6901.99%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Connecticut Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $72,100 or $34.66 per hour which is 31% more than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageConnecticut Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$34.66$26.3931.34%
Annual Salary$72,100$54,88031.38%
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 Connecticut Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $70,396 which compares to the Connecticut average annual salary of $70,690. per year.

Cost-of-living in Connecticut Nonmetropolitan Area is 2% higher than the Connecticut average, which means Connecticut Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • Connecticut Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $72,100.
  • Connecticut Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $70,396.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Connecticut Nonmetropolitan Area$72,100102.42%$70,396
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 Connecticut Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Social Workers earn between $56,580 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 $98,480, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $38,790, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year14Under $38,790
15%2 – 4 years21$38,790 – $56,580
25%5 – 9 years35$56,580 – $74,140
25%10 – 14 years35$74,140 – $91,050
15%15 – 20 years21$74,140 – $98,480
10%20+ years14Above $98,480
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($51,150), and Health Care Social Workers ($70,510).

TitleAnnual Salary
Social Workers$72,100
Health Care Social Workers$70,510
Substance Abuse Counselors$51,150
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Connecticut Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Connecticut Nonmetropolitan Area is 140.

Social Workers earn an average of $72,100 per year or $34.66 per hour in Connecticut Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Connecticut Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $70,396 per year or $34 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Connecticut Nonmetropolitan Area are Social Workers($72,100), Health Care Social Workers($70,510), Substance Abuse Counselors($51,150).


Additional Salary Reports for Social Workers in Connecticut cities and Metros and U.S. States.

Official Data Sources for Social Workers: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data