Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Elkhart-Goshen is 110.
  • Social Workers in Elkhart-Goshen earn an average of $44,940 per year or $21.61 per hour.
  • The percentage of Indiana Social Workers who work in Elkhart-Goshen is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Elkhart-Goshen is less than 1%.

Rankings for Elkhart-Goshen

  • Ranks #6 in Indiana for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #15 in Indiana for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #358 in the nation for salary and #296 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #425 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Indiana

Elkhart-Goshen Social Workers earn an average of $44,940 or $21.61 per hour which is 1% less than the Indiana average salary of $45,520.

AverageElkhart-GoshenIndiana% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.61$21.89-1.28%
Annual Salary$44,940$45,520-1.27%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Elkhart-Goshen Social Workers earn an average of $44,940 or $21.61 per hour which is 18% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageElkhart-GoshenU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.61$26.39-18.11%
Annual Salary$44,940$54,880-18.11%
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 Elkhart-Goshen earns an average annual salary of $49,077 which compares to the Indiana average annual salary of $45,520. per year.

Cost-of-living in Elkhart-Goshen is 8% less than the Indiana average, which means Elkhart-Goshen 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.
  • Elkhart-Goshen average salary is $44,940.
  • Elkhart-Goshen cost-of-living adjusted salary is $49,077.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Elkhart-Goshen$44,94091.57%$49,077
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 Elkhart-Goshen, 50% of Social Workers earn between $36,740 and $48,560 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $58,700, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $31,160, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year11Under $31,160
15%2 – 4 years16$31,160 – $36,740
25%5 – 9 years28$36,740 – $46,300
25%10 – 14 years28$46,300 – $48,560
15%15 – 20 years16$46,300 – $58,700
10%20+ years11Above $58,700
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 $44,940, Elkhart-Goshen Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($60,140), and Health Care Social Workers ($54,190).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($44,740).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$60,140
Health Care Social Workers$54,190
Social Workers$44,940
Substance Abuse Counselors$44,740
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Elkhart-Goshen Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Elkhart-Goshen is 110.

Social Workers earn an average of $44,940 per year or $21.61 per hour in Elkhart-Goshen.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Elkhart-Goshen Social Workers earn an average of $49,077 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Elkhart-Goshen are School Psychologists($60,140), Health Care Social Workers($54,190), Social Workers($44,940).


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