Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Lakeland-Winter Haven is 310.
  • Social Workers in Lakeland-Winter Haven earn an average of $48,080 per year or $23.11 per hour.
  • The percentage of Florida Social Workers who work in Lakeland-Winter Haven is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Lakeland-Winter Haven is less than 1%.

Rankings for Lakeland-Winter Haven

  • Ranks #9 in Florida for salary and #17 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #10 in Florida for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #264 in the nation for salary and #203 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #213 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Florida

Lakeland-Winter Haven Social Workers earn an average of $48,080 or $23.11 per hour which is 1% less than the Florida average salary of $48,890.

AverageLakeland-Winter HavenFlorida% Difference
Hourly Wage$23.11$23.50-1.66%
Annual Salary$48,080$48,890-1.66%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Lakeland-Winter Haven Social Workers earn an average of $48,080 or $23.11 per hour which is 12% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageLakeland-Winter HavenU.S.%
Hourly Wage$23.11$26.39-12.43%
Annual Salary$48,080$54,880-12.39%
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 Lakeland-Winter Haven earns an average annual salary of $51,198 which compares to the Florida average annual salary of $48,890. per year.

Cost-of-living in Lakeland-Winter Haven is 6% less than the Florida average, which means Lakeland-Winter Haven 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.
  • Lakeland-Winter Haven average salary is $48,080.
  • Lakeland-Winter Haven cost-of-living adjusted salary is $51,198.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Lakeland-Winter Haven$48,08093.91%$51,198
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 Lakeland-Winter Haven, 50% of Social Workers earn between $37,450 and $59,380 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $62,870, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $29,460, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year31Under $29,460
15%2 – 4 years46$29,460 – $37,450
25%5 – 9 years78$37,450 – $46,640
25%10 – 14 years78$46,640 – $59,380
15%15 – 20 years46$46,640 – $62,870
10%20+ years31Above $62,870
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 $48,080, Lakeland-Winter Haven Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($68,030), School Psychologists ($61,450), and Health Care Social Workers ($52,760).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($47,580).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$68,030
School Psychologists$61,450
Health Care Social Workers$52,760
Social Workers$48,080
Substance Abuse Counselors$47,580
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Lakeland-Winter Haven Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Lakeland-Winter Haven is 310.

Social Workers earn an average of $48,080 per year or $23.11 per hour in Lakeland-Winter Haven.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Lakeland-Winter Haven Social Workers earn an average of $51,198 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Lakeland-Winter Haven are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($68,030), School Psychologists($61,450), Health Care Social Workers($52,760).


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