Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Muncie is 120.
  • Social Workers in Muncie earn an average of $43,700 per year or $21.01 per hour.
  • The percentage of Indiana Social Workers who work in Muncie is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Muncie is less than 1%.

Rankings for Muncie

  • Ranks #8 in Indiana for salary and #13 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #12 in Indiana for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #403 in the nation for salary and #412 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #418 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Indiana

Muncie Social Workers earn an average of $43,700 or $21.01 per hour which is 3% less than the Indiana average salary of $45,520.

AverageMuncieIndiana% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.01$21.89-4.02%
Annual Salary$43,700$45,520-4.00%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Muncie Social Workers earn an average of $43,700 or $21.01 per hour which is 20% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageMuncieU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.01$26.39-20.39%
Annual Salary$43,700$54,880-20.37%
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 Muncie earns an average annual salary of $49,637 which compares to the Indiana average annual salary of $45,520. per year.

Cost-of-living in Muncie is 12% less than the Indiana average, which means Muncie 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.
  • Muncie average salary is $43,700.
  • Muncie cost-of-living adjusted salary is $49,637.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Muncie$43,70088.04%$49,637
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 Muncie, 50% of Social Workers earn between $38,850 and $47,040 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $57,220, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $37,060, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year12Under $37,060
15%2 – 4 years18$37,060 – $38,850
25%5 – 9 years30$38,850 – $41,700
25%10 – 14 years30$41,700 – $47,040
15%15 – 20 years18$41,700 – $57,220
10%20+ years12Above $57,220
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 $43,700, Muncie Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($78,280), Health Care Social Workers ($54,090), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($45,740).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$78,280
Health Care Social Workers$54,090
Substance Abuse Counselors$45,740
Social Workers$43,700
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Muncie Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Muncie is 120.

Social Workers earn an average of $43,700 per year or $21.01 per hour in Muncie.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Muncie Social Workers earn an average of $49,637 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Muncie are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($78,280), Health Care Social Workers($54,090), Substance Abuse Counselors($45,740).


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