Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Lewiston-Auburn is 180.
  • Social Workers in Lewiston-Auburn earn an average of $58,100 per year or $27.93 per hour.
  • The percentage of Maine Social Workers who work in Lewiston-Auburn is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Lewiston-Auburn is less than 1%.

Rankings for Lewiston-Auburn

  • Ranks #3 in Maine for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in Maine for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #69 in the nation for salary and #252 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #331 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Maine

Lewiston-Auburn Social Workers earn an average of $58,100 or $27.93 per hour which is 4% less than the Maine average salary of $61,070.

AverageLewiston-AuburnMaine% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.93$29.36-4.87%
Annual Salary$58,100$61,070-4.86%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Lewiston-Auburn Social Workers earn an average of $58,100 or $27.93 per hour which is 5% more than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageLewiston-AuburnU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.93$26.395.84%
Annual Salary$58,100$54,8805.87%
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 Lewiston-Auburn earns an average annual salary of $62,852 which compares to the Maine average annual salary of $61,070. per year.

Cost-of-living in Lewiston-Auburn is 8% less than the Maine average, which means Lewiston-Auburn 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.
  • Lewiston-Auburn average salary is $58,100.
  • Lewiston-Auburn cost-of-living adjusted salary is $62,852.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Lewiston-Auburn$58,10092.44%$62,852
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 Lewiston-Auburn, 50% of Social Workers earn between $52,670 and $61,840 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $75,130, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $46,840, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year18Under $46,840
15%2 – 4 years27$46,840 – $52,670
25%5 – 9 years45$52,670 – $58,780
25%10 – 14 years45$58,780 – $61,840
15%15 – 20 years27$58,780 – $75,130
10%20+ years18Above $75,130
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 $58,100, Lewiston-Auburn Social Workers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($73,030), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($68,370).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Health Care Social Workers ($55,960).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$73,030
Substance Abuse Counselors$68,370
Social Workers$58,100
Health Care Social Workers$55,960
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Lewiston-Auburn Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Lewiston-Auburn is 180.

Social Workers earn an average of $58,100 per year or $27.93 per hour in Lewiston-Auburn.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Lewiston-Auburn Social Workers earn an average of $62,852 per year or $30 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Lewiston-Auburn are Forensic Psychologists($73,030), Substance Abuse Counselors($68,370), Social Workers($58,100).


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