Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Dalton is 160.
  • Social Workers in Dalton earn an average of $45,730 per year or $21.99 per hour.
  • The percentage of Georgia Social Workers who work in Dalton is 3%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Dalton is less than 1%.

Rankings for Dalton

  • Ranks #7 in Georgia for salary and #8 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #8 in Georgia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #334 in the nation for salary and #402 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #353 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Georgia

Dalton Social Workers earn an average of $45,730 or $21.99 per hour which is 5% less than the Georgia average salary of $48,200.

AverageDaltonGeorgia% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.99$23.17-5.09%
Annual Salary$45,730$48,200-5.12%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Dalton Social Workers earn an average of $45,730 or $21.99 per hour which is 16% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageDaltonU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.99$26.39-16.67%
Annual Salary$45,730$54,880-16.67%
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 Dalton earns an average annual salary of $51,707 which compares to the Georgia average annual salary of $48,200. per year.

Cost-of-living in Dalton is 12% less than the Georgia average, which means Dalton residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Georgia average.

  • Georgia average salary is $48,200.
  • Georgia cost-of-living adjusted salary is $50,984.
  • Dalton average salary is $45,730.
  • Dalton cost-of-living adjusted salary is $51,707.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Dalton$45,73088.44%$51,707
Georgia$48,20094.54%$50,984
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 Dalton, 50% of Social Workers earn between $37,060 and $47,040 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $61,250, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $37,060, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year16Under $37,060
15%2 – 4 years24$37,060 – $37,060
25%5 – 9 years40$37,060 – $45,580
25%10 – 14 years40$45,580 – $47,040
15%15 – 20 years24$45,580 – $61,250
10%20+ years16Above $61,250
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 $45,730, Dalton Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($58,420).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$58,420
Social Workers$45,730
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Dalton Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Dalton is 160.

Social Workers earn an average of $45,730 per year or $21.99 per hour in Dalton.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Dalton Social Workers earn an average of $51,707 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Dalton are Health Care Social Workers($58,420), Social Workers($45,730),


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