Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Boise City is 450.
  • Social Workers in Boise City earn an average of $48,690 per year or $23.41 per hour.
  • The percentage of Idaho Social Workers who work in Boise City is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Boise City is less than 1%.

Rankings for Boise City

  • Ranks #3 in Idaho for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Idaho for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #244 in the nation for salary and #217 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #151 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Idaho

Boise City Social Workers earn an average of $48,690 or $23.41 per hour which is 2% more than the Idaho average salary of $47,560.

AverageBoise CityIdaho% Difference
Hourly Wage$23.41$22.872.36%
Annual Salary$48,690$47,5602.38%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Boise City Social Workers earn an average of $48,690 or $23.41 per hour which is 11% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageBoise CityU.S.%
Hourly Wage$23.41$26.39-11.29%
Annual Salary$48,690$54,880-11.28%
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 Boise City earns an average annual salary of $52,092 which compares to the Idaho average annual salary of $47,560. per year.

Cost-of-living in Boise City is 7% less than the Idaho average, which means Boise City residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Idaho average.

  • Idaho average salary is $47,560.
  • Idaho cost-of-living adjusted salary is $52,149.
  • Boise City average salary is $48,690.
  • Boise City cost-of-living adjusted salary is $52,092.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Boise City$48,69093.47%$52,092
Idaho$47,56091.20%$52,149
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 Boise City, 50% of Social Workers earn between $38,080 and $59,360 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $61,140, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $29,560, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year45Under $29,560
15%2 – 4 years68$29,560 – $38,080
25%5 – 9 years112$38,080 – $47,040
25%10 – 14 years112$47,040 – $59,360
15%15 – 20 years68$47,040 – $61,140
10%20+ years45Above $61,140
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 $48,690, Boise City Social Workers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($89,050), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($69,930), Health Care Social Workers ($65,430), School Psychologists ($56,990), Marriage and Family Therapists ($54,620), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($52,990).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$89,050
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$69,930
Health Care Social Workers$65,430
School Psychologists$56,990
Marriage and Family Therapists$54,620
Substance Abuse Counselors$52,990
Social Workers$48,690
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Boise City Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Boise City is 450.

Social Workers earn an average of $48,690 per year or $23.41 per hour in Boise City.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Boise City Social Workers earn an average of $52,092 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Boise City are Forensic Psychologists($89,050), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($69,930), Health Care Social Workers($65,430).


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