Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in East Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area is 120.
  • Social Workers in East Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $39,850 per year or $19.16 per hour.
  • The percentage of Georgia Social Workers who work in East Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in East Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for East Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #17 in Georgia for salary and #14 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #12 in Georgia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #476 in the nation for salary and #496 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #416 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Georgia

East Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $39,850 or $19.16 per hour which is 17% less than the Georgia average salary of $48,200.

AverageEast Georgia Nonmetropolitan AreaGeorgia% Difference
Hourly Wage$19.16$23.17-17.31%
Annual Salary$39,850$48,200-17.32%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

East Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $39,850 or $19.16 per hour which is 27% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageEast Georgia Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$19.16$26.39-27.40%
Annual Salary$39,850$54,880-27.39%
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 East Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $46,635 which compares to the Georgia average annual salary of $48,200. per year.

Cost-of-living in East Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area is 15% less than the Georgia average, which means East Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • East Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $39,850.
  • East Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $46,635.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
East Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area$39,85085.45%$46,635
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 East Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Social Workers earn between $36,100 and $42,860 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $61,160, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $18,110, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year12Under $18,110
15%2 – 4 years18$18,110 – $36,100
25%5 – 9 years30$36,100 – $38,930
25%10 – 14 years30$38,930 – $42,860
15%15 – 20 years18$38,930 – $61,160
10%20+ years12Above $61,160
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 $39,850, East Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($50,550).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($37,600).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$50,550
Social Workers$39,850
Substance Abuse Counselors$37,600
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for East Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in East Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area is 120.

Social Workers earn an average of $39,850 per year or $19.16 per hour in East Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in East Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $46,635 per year or $22 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in East Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area are Health Care Social Workers($50,550), Social Workers($39,850), Substance Abuse Counselors($37,600).


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

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