Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Dover is 210.
  • Social Workers in Dover earn an average of $41,420 per year or $19.91 per hour.
  • The percentage of Delaware Social Workers who work in Dover is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Dover is less than 1%.

Rankings for Dover

  • Ranks #1 in Delaware for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Delaware for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #459 in the nation for salary and #174 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #306 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Delaware

Dover Social Workers earn an average of $41,420 or $19.91 per hour which is almost same as Delaware average salary of $41,450.

AverageDoverDelaware% Difference
Hourly Wage$19.91$19.93-0.10%
Annual Salary$41,420$41,450-0.07%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Dover Social Workers earn an average of $41,420 or $19.91 per hour which is 24% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageDoverU.S.%
Hourly Wage$19.91$26.39-24.55%
Annual Salary$41,420$54,880-24.53%
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 Dover earns an average annual salary of $43,651 which compares to the Delaware average annual salary of $41,450. per year.

Cost-of-living in Dover is 5% less than the Delaware average, which means Dover residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Delaware average.

  • Delaware average salary is $41,450.
  • Delaware cost-of-living adjusted salary is $42,352.
  • Dover average salary is $41,420.
  • Dover cost-of-living adjusted salary is $43,651.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Dover$41,42094.89%$43,651
Delaware$41,45097.87%$42,352
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 Dover, 50% of Social Workers earn between $36,780 and $46,440 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $49,410, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $30,640, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year21Under $30,640
15%2 – 4 years32$30,640 – $36,780
25%5 – 9 years52$36,780 – $38,810
25%10 – 14 years52$38,810 – $46,440
15%15 – 20 years32$38,810 – $49,410
10%20+ years21Above $49,410
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 $41,420, Dover Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($71,180), Marriage and Family Therapists ($52,450), Substance Abuse Counselors ($49,480), and Health Care Social Workers ($48,420).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$71,180
Marriage and Family Therapists$52,450
Substance Abuse Counselors$49,480
Health Care Social Workers$48,420
Social Workers$41,420
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Dover Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Dover is 210.

Social Workers earn an average of $41,420 per year or $19.91 per hour in Dover.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Dover Social Workers earn an average of $43,651 per year or $21 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Dover are School Psychologists($71,180), Marriage and Family Therapists($52,450), Substance Abuse Counselors($49,480).


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