Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Cedar Rapids is 250.
  • Social Workers in Cedar Rapids earn an average of $46,640 per year or $22.42 per hour.
  • The percentage of Iowa Social Workers who work in Cedar Rapids is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Cedar Rapids is less than 1%.

Rankings for Cedar Rapids

  • Ranks #9 in Iowa for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in Iowa for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #301 in the nation for salary and #328 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #270 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Iowa

Cedar Rapids Social Workers earn an average of $46,640 or $22.42 per hour which is 7% less than the Iowa average salary of $50,380.

AverageCedar RapidsIowa% Difference
Hourly Wage$22.42$24.22-7.43%
Annual Salary$46,640$50,380-7.42%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Cedar Rapids Social Workers earn an average of $46,640 or $22.42 per hour which is 15% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageCedar RapidsU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22.42$26.39-15.04%
Annual Salary$46,640$54,880-15.01%
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 Cedar Rapids earns an average annual salary of $51,434 which compares to the Iowa average annual salary of $50,380. per year.

Cost-of-living in Cedar Rapids is 9% less than the Iowa average, which means Cedar Rapids residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Iowa average.

  • Iowa average salary is $50,380.
  • Iowa cost-of-living adjusted salary is $55,332.
  • Cedar Rapids average salary is $46,640.
  • Cedar Rapids cost-of-living adjusted salary is $51,434.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Cedar Rapids$46,64090.68%$51,434
Iowa$50,38091.05%$55,332
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 Cedar Rapids, 50% of Social Workers earn between $36,910 and $51,650 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $72,680, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $30,640, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year25Under $30,640
15%2 – 4 years38$30,640 – $36,910
25%5 – 9 years62$36,910 – $38,850
25%10 – 14 years62$38,850 – $51,650
15%15 – 20 years38$38,850 – $72,680
10%20+ years25Above $72,680
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 $46,640, Cedar Rapids Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($72,990), School Psychologists ($68,870), Health Care Social Workers ($57,970), Marriage and Family Therapists ($54,040), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($50,130).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$72,990
School Psychologists$68,870
Health Care Social Workers$57,970
Marriage and Family Therapists$54,040
Substance Abuse Counselors$50,130
Social Workers$46,640
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Cedar Rapids Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Cedar Rapids is 250.

Social Workers earn an average of $46,640 per year or $22.42 per hour in Cedar Rapids.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Cedar Rapids Social Workers earn an average of $51,434 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Cedar Rapids are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($72,990), School Psychologists($68,870), Health Care Social Workers($57,970).


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