Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Sioux City is 150.
  • Social Workers in Sioux City earn an average of $45,080 per year or $21.67 per hour.
  • The percentage of Iowa Social Workers who work in Sioux City is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Sioux City is less than 1%.

Rankings for Sioux City

  • Ranks #11 in Iowa for salary and #8 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in Iowa for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #352 in the nation for salary and #344 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #364 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Iowa

Sioux City Social Workers earn an average of $45,080 or $21.67 per hour which is 10% less than the Iowa average salary of $50,380.

AverageSioux CityIowa% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.67$24.22-10.53%
Annual Salary$45,080$50,380-10.52%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Sioux City Social Workers earn an average of $45,080 or $21.67 per hour which is 17% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageSioux CityU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.67$26.39-17.89%
Annual Salary$45,080$54,880-17.86%
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 Sioux City earns an average annual salary of $50,089 which compares to the Iowa average annual salary of $50,380. per year.

Cost-of-living in Sioux City is 10% less than the Iowa average, which means Sioux City 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.
  • Sioux City average salary is $45,080.
  • Sioux City cost-of-living adjusted salary is $50,089.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Sioux City$45,08090.00%$50,089
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 Sioux City, 50% of Social Workers earn between $36,670 and $48,330 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $67,890, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $31,690, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year15Under $31,690
15%2 – 4 years22$31,690 – $36,670
25%5 – 9 years38$36,670 – $38,520
25%10 – 14 years38$38,520 – $48,330
15%15 – 20 years22$38,520 – $67,890
10%20+ years15Above $67,890
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 $45,080, Sioux City Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($56,380), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($52,490).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$56,380
Substance Abuse Counselors$52,490
Social Workers$45,080
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Sioux City Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Sioux City is 150.

Social Workers earn an average of $45,080 per year or $21.67 per hour in Sioux City.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Sioux City Social Workers earn an average of $50,089 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Sioux City are Health Care Social Workers($56,380), Substance Abuse Counselors($52,490), Social Workers($45,080).


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