Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Hawaii / Kauai Nonmetropolitan Area is 290.
  • Social Workers in Hawaii / Kauai Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $60,070 per year or $28.88 per hour.
  • The percentage of Hawaii Social Workers who work in Hawaii / Kauai Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Hawaii / Kauai Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Hawaii / Kauai Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #3 in Hawaii for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Hawaii for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #48 in the nation for salary and #28 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #230 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Hawaii

Hawaii / Kauai Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $60,070 or $28.88 per hour which is 2% less than the Hawaii average salary of $61,790.

AverageHawaii / Kauai Nonmetropolitan AreaHawaii% Difference
Hourly Wage$28.88$29.71-2.79%
Annual Salary$60,070$61,790-2.78%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Hawaii / Kauai Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $60,070 or $28.88 per hour which is 9% more than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageHawaii / Kauai Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$28.88$26.399.44%
Annual Salary$60,070$54,8809.46%
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 Hawaii / Kauai Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $56,035 which compares to the Hawaii average annual salary of $61,790. per year.

Cost-of-living in Hawaii / Kauai Nonmetropolitan Area is 7% higher than the Hawaii average, which means Hawaii / Kauai Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Hawaii average.

  • Hawaii average salary is $61,790.
  • Hawaii cost-of-living adjusted salary is $55,175.
  • Hawaii / Kauai Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $60,070.
  • Hawaii / Kauai Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $56,035.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Hawaii / Kauai Nonmetropolitan Area$60,070107.20%$56,035
Hawaii$61,790111.99%$55,175
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 Hawaii / Kauai Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Social Workers earn between $49,340 and $69,720 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $78,410, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $43,620, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year29Under $43,620
15%2 – 4 years44$43,620 – $49,340
25%5 – 9 years72$49,340 – $57,420
25%10 – 14 years72$57,420 – $69,720
15%15 – 20 years44$57,420 – $78,410
10%20+ years29Above $78,410
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 $60,070, Hawaii / Kauai Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($148,150), Health Care Social Workers ($67,750), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($62,910).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$148,150
Health Care Social Workers$67,750
Substance Abuse Counselors$62,910
Social Workers$60,070
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Hawaii / Kauai Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Hawaii / Kauai Nonmetropolitan Area is 290.

Social Workers earn an average of $60,070 per year or $28.88 per hour in Hawaii / Kauai Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Hawaii / Kauai Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $56,035 per year or $27 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Hawaii / Kauai Nonmetropolitan Area are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($148,150), Health Care Social Workers($67,750), Substance Abuse Counselors($62,910).


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

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