Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford is 1,580.
  • Social Workers in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford earn an average of $50,470 per year or $24.27 per hour.
  • The percentage of Florida Social Workers who work in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford is less than 1%.

Rankings for Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford

  • Ranks #4 in Florida for salary and #6 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Florida for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #194 in the nation for salary and #98 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #44 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Florida

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Social Workers earn an average of $50,470 or $24.27 per hour which is 3% more than the Florida average salary of $48,890.

AverageOrlando-Kissimmee-SanfordFlorida% Difference
Hourly Wage$24.27$23.503.28%
Annual Salary$50,470$48,8903.23%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Social Workers earn an average of $50,470 or $24.27 per hour which is 8% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageOrlando-Kissimmee-SanfordU.S.%
Hourly Wage$24.27$26.39-8.03%
Annual Salary$50,470$54,880-8.04%
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 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford earns an average annual salary of $51,155 which compares to the Florida average annual salary of $48,890. per year.

Cost-of-living in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford is 1% less than the Florida average, which means Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford 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.
  • Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford average salary is $50,470.
  • Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford cost-of-living adjusted salary is $51,155.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford$50,47098.66%$51,155
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 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, 50% of Social Workers earn between $38,360 and $59,980 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $78,360, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $31,320, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year158Under $31,320
15%2 – 4 years237$31,320 – $38,360
25%5 – 9 years395$38,360 – $47,040
25%10 – 14 years395$47,040 – $59,980
15%15 – 20 years237$47,040 – $78,360
10%20+ years158Above $78,360
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 $50,470, Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Social Workers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($103,430), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($91,960), School Psychologists ($75,940), Psychology Teachers ($73,000), Health Care Social Workers ($56,240), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($52,280).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($45,380).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$103,430
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$91,960
School Psychologists$75,940
Psychology Teachers$73,000
Health Care Social Workers$56,240
Substance Abuse Counselors$52,280
Social Workers$50,470
Marriage and Family Therapists$45,380
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford is 1,580.

Social Workers earn an average of $50,470 per year or $24.27 per hour in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Social Workers earn an average of $51,155 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford are Forensic Psychologists($103,430), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($91,960), School Psychologists($75,940).


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