Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Lewiston is 60.
  • Social Workers in Lewiston earn an average of $52,380 per year or $25.18 per hour.
  • The percentage of Idaho Social Workers who work in Lewiston is 6%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Lewiston is less than 1%.

Rankings for Lewiston

  • Ranks #1 in Idaho for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #7 in Idaho for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #161 in the nation for salary and #369 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #499 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Idaho

Lewiston Social Workers earn an average of $52,380 or $25.18 per hour which is 10% more than the Idaho average salary of $47,560.

AverageLewistonIdaho% Difference
Hourly Wage$25.18$22.8710.10%
Annual Salary$52,380$47,56010.13%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Lewiston Social Workers earn an average of $52,380 or $25.18 per hour which is 4% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageLewistonU.S.%
Hourly Wage$25.18$26.39-4.59%
Annual Salary$52,380$54,880-4.56%
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 Lewiston earns an average annual salary of $58,650 which compares to the Idaho average annual salary of $47,560. per year.

Cost-of-living in Lewiston is 11% less than the Idaho average, which means Lewiston 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.
  • Lewiston average salary is $52,380.
  • Lewiston cost-of-living adjusted salary is $58,650.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Lewiston$52,38089.31%$58,650
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 Lewiston, 50% of Social Workers earn between $39,500 and $62,740 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $72,750, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $36,750, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year6Under $36,750
15%2 – 4 years9$36,750 – $39,500
25%5 – 9 years15$39,500 – $46,920
25%10 – 14 years15$46,920 – $62,740
15%15 – 20 years9$46,920 – $72,750
10%20+ years6Above $72,750
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 $52,380, Lewiston Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($57,880), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($57,260).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$57,880
Substance Abuse Counselors$57,260
Social Workers$52,380
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Lewiston Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Lewiston is 60.

Social Workers earn an average of $52,380 per year or $25.18 per hour in Lewiston.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Lewiston Social Workers earn an average of $58,650 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Lewiston are Health Care Social Workers($57,880), Substance Abuse Counselors($57,260), Social Workers($52,380).


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

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