Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Central Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area is 610.
  • Social Workers in Central Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $41,900 per year or $20.15 per hour.
  • The percentage of Indiana Social Workers who work in Central Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Central Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Central Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #13 in Indiana for salary and #11 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Indiana for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #452 in the nation for salary and #409 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #107 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Indiana

Central Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $41,900 or $20.15 per hour which is 7% less than the Indiana average salary of $45,520.

AverageCentral Indiana Nonmetropolitan AreaIndiana% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.15$21.89-7.95%
Annual Salary$41,900$45,520-7.95%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Central Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $41,900 or $20.15 per hour which is 23% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageCentral Indiana Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.15$26.39-23.65%
Annual Salary$41,900$54,880-23.65%
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 Central Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $47,592 which compares to the Indiana average annual salary of $45,520. per year.

Cost-of-living in Central Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area is 12% less than the Indiana average, which means Central Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Indiana average.

  • Indiana average salary is $45,520.
  • Indiana cost-of-living adjusted salary is $49,211.
  • Central Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $41,900.
  • Central Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $47,592.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Central Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area$41,90088.04%$47,592
Indiana$45,52092.50%$49,211
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 Central Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Social Workers earn between $37,350 and $46,300 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $52,370, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $30,640, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year61Under $30,640
15%2 – 4 years92$30,640 – $37,350
25%5 – 9 years152$37,350 – $40,080
25%10 – 14 years152$40,080 – $46,300
15%15 – 20 years92$40,080 – $52,370
10%20+ years61Above $52,370
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 $41,900, Central Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($88,380), Health Care Social Workers ($49,690), Marriage and Family Therapists ($48,500), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($45,320).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$88,380
Health Care Social Workers$49,690
Marriage and Family Therapists$48,500
Substance Abuse Counselors$45,320
Social Workers$41,900
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Central Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Central Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area is 610.

Social Workers earn an average of $41,900 per year or $20.15 per hour in Central Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Central Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $47,592 per year or $23 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Central Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($88,380), Health Care Social Workers($49,690), Marriage and Family Therapists($48,500).


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