Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Northern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area is 540.
  • Social Workers in Northern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $41,410 per year or $19.91 per hour.
  • The percentage of Indiana Social Workers who work in Northern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Northern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Northern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #15 in Indiana for salary and #12 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in Indiana for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #460 in the nation for salary and #410 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #124 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Indiana

Northern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $41,410 or $19.91 per hour which is 9% less than the Indiana average salary of $45,520.

AverageNorthern Indiana Nonmetropolitan AreaIndiana% Difference
Hourly Wage$19.91$21.89-9.05%
Annual Salary$41,410$45,520-9.03%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Northern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $41,410 or $19.91 per hour which is 24% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageNorthern Indiana Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$19.91$26.39-24.55%
Annual Salary$41,410$54,880-24.54%
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 Northern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $47,035 which compares to the Indiana average annual salary of $45,520. per year.

Cost-of-living in Northern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area is 12% less than the Indiana average, which means Northern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • Northern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $41,410.
  • Northern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $47,035.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Northern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area$41,41088.04%$47,035
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 Northern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Social Workers earn between $36,750 and $46,300 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $52,860, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $30,600, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year54Under $30,600
15%2 – 4 years81$30,600 – $36,750
25%5 – 9 years135$36,750 – $40,080
25%10 – 14 years135$40,080 – $46,300
15%15 – 20 years81$40,080 – $52,860
10%20+ years54Above $52,860
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 $41,410, Northern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($73,710), School Psychologists ($63,880), Health Care Social Workers ($48,110), Marriage and Family Therapists ($47,100), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($45,520).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$73,710
School Psychologists$63,880
Health Care Social Workers$48,110
Marriage and Family Therapists$47,100
Substance Abuse Counselors$45,520
Social Workers$41,410
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Northern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Northern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area is 540.

Social Workers earn an average of $41,410 per year or $19.91 per hour in Northern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Northern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $47,035 per year or $23 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Northern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area are Psychology Teachers($73,710), School Psychologists($63,880), Health Care Social Workers($48,110).


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