Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Michigan City-La Porte is 110.
  • Social Workers in Michigan City-La Porte earn an average of $45,920 per year or $22.08 per hour.
  • The percentage of Indiana Social Workers who work in Michigan City-La Porte is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Michigan City-La Porte is less than 1%.

Rankings for Michigan City-La Porte

  • Ranks #4 in Indiana for salary and #9 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #13 in Indiana for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #327 in the nation for salary and #348 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #424 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Indiana

Michigan City-La Porte Social Workers earn an average of $45,920 or $22.08 per hour which is almost same as Indiana average salary of $45,520.

AverageMichigan City-La PorteIndiana% Difference
Hourly Wage$22.08$21.890.87%
Annual Salary$45,920$45,5200.88%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Michigan City-La Porte Social Workers earn an average of $45,920 or $22.08 per hour which is 16% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageMichigan City-La PorteU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22.08$26.39-16.33%
Annual Salary$45,920$54,880-16.33%
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 Michigan City-La Porte earns an average annual salary of $51,051 which compares to the Indiana average annual salary of $45,520. per year.

Cost-of-living in Michigan City-La Porte is 10% less than the Indiana average, which means Michigan City-La Porte 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.
  • Michigan City-La Porte average salary is $45,920.
  • Michigan City-La Porte cost-of-living adjusted salary is $51,051.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Michigan City-La Porte$45,92089.95%$51,051
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 Michigan City-La Porte, 50% of Social Workers earn between $37,420 and $47,760 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 $35,710, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year11Under $35,710
15%2 – 4 years16$35,710 – $37,420
25%5 – 9 years28$37,420 – $39,120
25%10 – 14 years28$39,120 – $47,760
15%15 – 20 years16$39,120 – $62,870
10%20+ years11Above $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 $45,920, Michigan City-La Porte Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($58,960).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($44,030).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$58,960
Social Workers$45,920
Substance Abuse Counselors$44,030
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Michigan City-La Porte Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Michigan City-La Porte is 110.

Social Workers earn an average of $45,920 per year or $22.08 per hour in Michigan City-La Porte.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Michigan City-La Porte Social Workers earn an average of $51,051 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Michigan City-La Porte are Health Care Social Workers($58,960), Social Workers($45,920), Substance Abuse Counselors($44,030).


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