Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Lafayette-West Lafayette is 190.
  • Social Workers in Lafayette-West Lafayette earn an average of $42,760 per year or $20.56 per hour.
  • The percentage of Indiana Social Workers who work in Lafayette-West Lafayette is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Lafayette-West Lafayette is less than 1%.

Rankings for Lafayette-West Lafayette

  • Ranks #11 in Indiana for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #9 in Indiana for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #437 in the nation for salary and #266 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #323 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Indiana

Lafayette-West Lafayette Social Workers earn an average of $42,760 or $20.56 per hour which is 6% less than the Indiana average salary of $45,520.

AverageLafayette-West LafayetteIndiana% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.56$21.89-6.08%
Annual Salary$42,760$45,520-6.06%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Lafayette-West Lafayette Social Workers earn an average of $42,760 or $20.56 per hour which is 22% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageLafayette-West LafayetteU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.56$26.39-22.09%
Annual Salary$42,760$54,880-22.08%
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 Lafayette-West Lafayette earns an average annual salary of $46,362 which compares to the Indiana average annual salary of $45,520. per year.

Cost-of-living in Lafayette-West Lafayette is 8% less than the Indiana average, which means Lafayette-West Lafayette 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.
  • Lafayette-West Lafayette average salary is $42,760.
  • Lafayette-West Lafayette cost-of-living adjusted salary is $46,362.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Lafayette-West Lafayette$42,76092.23%$46,362
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 Lafayette-West Lafayette, 50% of Social Workers earn between $38,520 and $48,690 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $51,360, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $30,730, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year19Under $30,730
15%2 – 4 years28$30,730 – $38,520
25%5 – 9 years48$38,520 – $40,080
25%10 – 14 years48$40,080 – $48,690
15%15 – 20 years28$40,080 – $51,360
10%20+ years19Above $51,360
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 $42,760, Lafayette-West Lafayette Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($84,340), Health Care Social Workers ($62,060), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($45,580).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$84,340
Health Care Social Workers$62,060
Substance Abuse Counselors$45,580
Social Workers$42,760
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Lafayette-West Lafayette Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Lafayette-West Lafayette is 190.

Social Workers earn an average of $42,760 per year or $20.56 per hour in Lafayette-West Lafayette.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Lafayette-West Lafayette Social Workers earn an average of $46,362 per year or $22 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Lafayette-West Lafayette are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($84,340), Health Care Social Workers($62,060), Substance Abuse Counselors($45,580).


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