Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Fort Wayne is 480.
  • Social Workers in Fort Wayne earn an average of $45,190 per year or $21.72 per hour.
  • The percentage of Indiana Social Workers who work in Fort Wayne is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Fort Wayne is less than 1%.

Rankings for Fort Wayne

  • Ranks #5 in Indiana for salary and #6 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in Indiana for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #346 in the nation for salary and #293 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #139 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Indiana

Fort Wayne Social Workers earn an average of $45,190 or $21.72 per hour which is almost same as Indiana average salary of $45,520.

AverageFort WayneIndiana% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.72$21.89-0.78%
Annual Salary$45,190$45,520-0.72%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Fort Wayne Social Workers earn an average of $45,190 or $21.72 per hour which is 17% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageFort WayneU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.72$26.39-17.70%
Annual Salary$45,190$54,880-17.66%
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 Fort Wayne earns an average annual salary of $49,339 which compares to the Indiana average annual salary of $45,520. per year.

Cost-of-living in Fort Wayne is 8% less than the Indiana average, which means Fort Wayne 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.
  • Fort Wayne average salary is $45,190.
  • Fort Wayne cost-of-living adjusted salary is $49,339.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Fort Wayne$45,19091.59%$49,339
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 Fort Wayne, 50% of Social Workers earn between $38,830 and $48,660 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $62,870, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $30,900, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year48Under $30,900
15%2 – 4 years72$30,900 – $38,830
25%5 – 9 years120$38,830 – $41,690
25%10 – 14 years120$41,690 – $48,660
15%15 – 20 years72$41,690 – $62,870
10%20+ years48Above $62,870
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 $45,190, Fort Wayne Social Workers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($78,510), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($76,450), Health Care Social Workers ($55,880), Marriage and Family Therapists ($53,960), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($51,330).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$78,510
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$76,450
Health Care Social Workers$55,880
Marriage and Family Therapists$53,960
Substance Abuse Counselors$51,330
Social Workers$45,190
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Fort Wayne Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Fort Wayne is 480.

Social Workers earn an average of $45,190 per year or $21.72 per hour in Fort Wayne.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Fort Wayne Social Workers earn an average of $49,339 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Fort Wayne are Forensic Psychologists($78,510), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($76,450), Health Care Social Workers($55,880).


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