Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Tallahassee is 320.
  • Social Workers in Tallahassee earn an average of $43,230 per year or $20.79 per hour.
  • The percentage of Florida Social Workers who work in Tallahassee is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Tallahassee is less than 1%.

Rankings for Tallahassee

  • Ranks #18 in Florida for salary and #19 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #8 in Florida for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #417 in the nation for salary and #228 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #208 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Florida

Tallahassee Social Workers earn an average of $43,230 or $20.79 per hour which is 11% less than the Florida average salary of $48,890.

AverageTallahasseeFlorida% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.79$23.50-11.53%
Annual Salary$43,230$48,890-11.58%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Tallahassee Social Workers earn an average of $43,230 or $20.79 per hour which is 21% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageTallahasseeU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.79$26.39-21.22%
Annual Salary$43,230$54,880-21.23%
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 Tallahassee earns an average annual salary of $46,379 which compares to the Florida average annual salary of $48,890. per year.

Cost-of-living in Tallahassee is 7% less than the Florida average, which means Tallahassee 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.
  • Tallahassee average salary is $43,230.
  • Tallahassee cost-of-living adjusted salary is $46,379.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Tallahassee$43,23093.21%$46,379
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 Tallahassee, 50% of Social Workers earn between $33,820 and $48,690 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $60,670, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $29,010, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year32Under $29,010
15%2 – 4 years48$29,010 – $33,820
25%5 – 9 years80$33,820 – $42,590
25%10 – 14 years80$42,590 – $48,690
15%15 – 20 years48$42,590 – $60,670
10%20+ years32Above $60,670
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 $43,230, Tallahassee Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($64,570), Health Care Social Workers ($49,070), School Psychologists ($48,210), Marriage and Family Therapists ($44,210), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($44,100).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$64,570
Health Care Social Workers$49,070
School Psychologists$48,210
Marriage and Family Therapists$44,210
Substance Abuse Counselors$44,100
Social Workers$43,230
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Tallahassee Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Tallahassee is 320.

Social Workers earn an average of $43,230 per year or $20.79 per hour in Tallahassee.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Tallahassee Social Workers earn an average of $46,379 per year or $22 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Tallahassee are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($64,570), Health Care Social Workers($49,070), School Psychologists($48,210).


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

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