Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Cape Coral-Fort Myers is 420.
  • Social Workers in Cape Coral-Fort Myers earn an average of $56,310 per year or $27.07 per hour.
  • The percentage of Florida Social Workers who work in Cape Coral-Fort Myers is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Cape Coral-Fort Myers is less than 1%.

Rankings for Cape Coral-Fort Myers

  • Ranks #1 in Florida for salary and #5 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in Florida for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #96 in the nation for salary and #96 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #170 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Florida

Cape Coral-Fort Myers Social Workers earn an average of $56,310 or $27.07 per hour which is 15% more than the Florida average salary of $48,890.

AverageCape Coral-Fort MyersFlorida% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.07$23.5015.19%
Annual Salary$56,310$48,89015.18%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Cape Coral-Fort Myers Social Workers earn an average of $56,310 or $27.07 per hour which is 2% more than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageCape Coral-Fort MyersU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.07$26.392.58%
Annual Salary$56,310$54,8802.61%
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 Cape Coral-Fort Myers earns an average annual salary of $56,885 which compares to the Florida average annual salary of $48,890. per year.

Cost-of-living in Cape Coral-Fort Myers is 1% less than the Florida average, which means Cape Coral-Fort Myers residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Florida average.

  • Florida average salary is $48,890.
  • Florida cost-of-living adjusted salary is $48,545.
  • Cape Coral-Fort Myers average salary is $56,310.
  • Cape Coral-Fort Myers cost-of-living adjusted salary is $56,885.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Cape Coral-Fort Myers$56,31098.99%$56,885
Florida$48,890100.71%$48,545
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 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, 50% of Social Workers earn between $37,690 and $76,880 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $76,880, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $30,690, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year42Under $30,690
15%2 – 4 years63$30,690 – $37,690
25%5 – 9 years105$37,690 – $48,560
25%10 – 14 years105$48,560 – $76,880
15%15 – 20 years63$48,560 – $76,880
10%20+ years42Above $76,880
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 $56,310, Cape Coral-Fort Myers Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($82,750), and Health Care Social Workers ($56,390).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($41,440), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($54,800).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$82,750
Health Care Social Workers$56,390
Social Workers$56,310
Substance Abuse Counselors$54,800
Marriage and Family Therapists$41,440
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Cape Coral-Fort Myers Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Cape Coral-Fort Myers is 420.

Social Workers earn an average of $56,310 per year or $27.07 per hour in Cape Coral-Fort Myers.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Cape Coral-Fort Myers Social Workers earn an average of $56,885 per year or $27 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Cape Coral-Fort Myers are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($82,750), Health Care Social Workers($56,390), Social Workers($56,310).


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