Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area is 560.
  • Social Workers in Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $42,800 per year or $20.58 per hour.
  • The percentage of Indiana Social Workers who work in Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #10 in Indiana for salary and #14 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Indiana for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #433 in the nation for salary and #411 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #118 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Indiana

Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $42,800 or $20.58 per hour which is 5% less than the Indiana average salary of $45,520.

AverageSouthern Indiana Nonmetropolitan AreaIndiana% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.58$21.89-5.98%
Annual Salary$42,800$45,520-5.98%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $42,800 or $20.58 per hour which is 22% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageSouthern Indiana Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.58$26.39-22.02%
Annual Salary$42,800$54,880-22.01%
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 Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $48,614 which compares to the Indiana average annual salary of $45,520. per year.

Cost-of-living in Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area is 12% less than the Indiana average, which means Southern 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.
  • Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $42,800.
  • Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $48,614.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area$42,80088.04%$48,614
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 Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Social Workers earn between $38,520 and $46,920 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $53,110, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $34,720, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year56Under $34,720
15%2 – 4 years84$34,720 – $38,520
25%5 – 9 years140$38,520 – $40,880
25%10 – 14 years140$40,880 – $46,920
15%15 – 20 years84$40,880 – $53,110
10%20+ years56Above $53,110
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 $42,800, Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($104,790), School Psychologists ($65,660), Health Care Social Workers ($52,760), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($47,030).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$104,790
School Psychologists$65,660
Health Care Social Workers$52,760
Substance Abuse Counselors$47,030
Social Workers$42,800
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area is 560.

Social Workers earn an average of $42,800 per year or $20.58 per hour in Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $48,614 per year or $23 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($104,790), School Psychologists($65,660), Health Care Social Workers($52,760).


Additional Salary Reports for Social Workers in Indiana cities and Metros and U.S. States.

Official Data Sources for Social Workers: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data