Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in South Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area is 370.
  • Social Workers in South Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $46,430 per year or $22.32 per hour.
  • The percentage of Georgia Social Workers who work in South Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in South Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for South Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #4 in Georgia for salary and #17 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Georgia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #309 in the nation for salary and #497 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #187 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Georgia

South Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $46,430 or $22.32 per hour which is 3% less than the Georgia average salary of $48,200.

AverageSouth Georgia Nonmetropolitan AreaGeorgia% Difference
Hourly Wage$22.32$23.17-3.67%
Annual Salary$46,430$48,200-3.67%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

South Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $46,430 or $22.32 per hour which is 15% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageSouth Georgia Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22.32$26.39-15.42%
Annual Salary$46,430$54,880-15.40%
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 South Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $54,336 which compares to the Georgia average annual salary of $48,200. per year.

Cost-of-living in South Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area is 15% less than the Georgia average, which means South 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.
  • South Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $46,430.
  • South Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $54,336.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
South Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area$46,43085.45%$54,336
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 South Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Social Workers earn between $36,560 and $51,810 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $74,840, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $30,060, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year37Under $30,060
15%2 – 4 years56$30,060 – $36,560
25%5 – 9 years92$36,560 – $39,710
25%10 – 14 years92$39,710 – $51,810
15%15 – 20 years56$39,710 – $74,840
10%20+ years37Above $74,840
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 $46,430, South Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($78,670), and Health Care Social Workers ($48,720).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($44,560).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$78,670
Health Care Social Workers$48,720
Social Workers$46,430
Substance Abuse Counselors$44,560
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for South Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in South Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area is 370.

Social Workers earn an average of $46,430 per year or $22.32 per hour in South Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in South Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $54,336 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in South Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area are School Psychologists($78,670), Health Care Social Workers($48,720), Social Workers($46,430).


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