Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Northeast Maine Nonmetropolitan Area is 250.
  • Social Workers in Northeast Maine Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $57,560 per year or $27.68 per hour.
  • The percentage of Maine Social Workers who work in Northeast Maine Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Northeast Maine Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Northeast Maine Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #4 in Maine for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Maine for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #74 in the nation for salary and #255 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #268 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Maine

Northeast Maine Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $57,560 or $27.68 per hour which is 5% less than the Maine average salary of $61,070.

AverageNortheast Maine Nonmetropolitan AreaMaine% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.68$29.36-5.72%
Annual Salary$57,560$61,070-5.75%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Northeast Maine Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $57,560 or $27.68 per hour which is 4% more than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageNortheast Maine Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.68$26.394.89%
Annual Salary$57,560$54,8804.88%
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 Northeast Maine Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $62,267 which compares to the Maine average annual salary of $61,070. per year.

Cost-of-living in Northeast Maine Nonmetropolitan Area is 8% less than the Maine average, which means Northeast Maine Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • Northeast Maine Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $57,560.
  • Northeast Maine Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $62,267.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Northeast Maine Nonmetropolitan Area$57,56092.44%$62,267
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 Northeast Maine Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Social Workers earn between $52,640 and $62,840 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $74,840, 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 Year25Under $46,640
15%2 – 4 years38$46,640 – $52,640
25%5 – 9 years62$52,640 – $56,800
25%10 – 14 years62$56,800 – $62,840
15%15 – 20 years38$56,800 – $74,840
10%20+ years25Above $74,840
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 $57,560, Northeast Maine Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($60,490).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($53,250).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$60,490
Social Workers$57,560
Substance Abuse Counselors$53,250
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Northeast Maine Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Northeast Maine Nonmetropolitan Area is 250.

Social Workers earn an average of $57,560 per year or $27.68 per hour in Northeast Maine Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Northeast Maine Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $62,267 per year or $30 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Northeast Maine Nonmetropolitan Area are Health Care Social Workers($60,490), Social Workers($57,560), Substance Abuse Counselors($53,250).


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