Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Bangor is 190.
  • Social Workers in Bangor earn an average of $56,770 per year or $27.29 per hour.
  • The percentage of Maine Social Workers who work in Bangor is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Bangor is less than 1%.

Rankings for Bangor

  • Ranks #5 in Maine for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in Maine for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #89 in the nation for salary and #253 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #317 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Maine

Bangor Social Workers earn an average of $56,770 or $27.29 per hour which is 7% less than the Maine average salary of $61,070.

AverageBangorMaine% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.29$29.36-7.05%
Annual Salary$56,770$61,070-7.04%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Bangor Social Workers earn an average of $56,770 or $27.29 per hour which is 3% more than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageBangorU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.29$26.393.41%
Annual Salary$56,770$54,8803.44%
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 Bangor earns an average annual salary of $61,413 which compares to the Maine average annual salary of $61,070. per year.

Cost-of-living in Bangor is 8% less than the Maine average, which means Bangor residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Maine average.

  • Maine average salary is $61,070.
  • Maine cost-of-living adjusted salary is $63,102.
  • Bangor average salary is $56,770.
  • Bangor cost-of-living adjusted salary is $61,413.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Bangor$56,77092.44%$61,413
Maine$61,07096.78%$63,102
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 Bangor, 50% of Social Workers earn between $52,670 and $61,330 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $64,730, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $46,640, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year19Under $46,640
15%2 – 4 years28$46,640 – $52,670
25%5 – 9 years48$52,670 – $56,960
25%10 – 14 years48$56,960 – $61,330
15%15 – 20 years28$56,960 – $64,730
10%20+ years19Above $64,730
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 $56,770, Bangor Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($62,540), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($57,920).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$62,540
Substance Abuse Counselors$57,920
Social Workers$56,770
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Bangor Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Bangor is 190.

Social Workers earn an average of $56,770 per year or $27.29 per hour in Bangor.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Bangor Social Workers earn an average of $61,413 per year or $30 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Bangor are Health Care Social Workers($62,540), Substance Abuse Counselors($57,920), Social Workers($56,770).


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

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