Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Hagerstown-Martinsburg is 290.
  • Social Workers in Hagerstown-Martinsburg earn an average of $59,120 per year or $28.42 per hour.
  • The percentage of Maryland Social Workers who work in Hagerstown-Martinsburg is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Hagerstown-Martinsburg is less than 1%.

Rankings for Hagerstown-Martinsburg

  • Ranks #3 in Maryland for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Maryland for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #56 in the nation for salary and #282 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #224 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Maryland

Hagerstown-Martinsburg Social Workers earn an average of $59,120 or $28.42 per hour which is 5% less than the Maryland average salary of $62,440.

AverageHagerstown-MartinsburgMaryland% Difference
Hourly Wage$28.42$30.02-5.33%
Annual Salary$59,120$62,440-5.32%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Hagerstown-Martinsburg Social Workers earn an average of $59,120 or $28.42 per hour which is 7% more than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageHagerstown-MartinsburgU.S.%
Hourly Wage$28.42$26.397.69%
Annual Salary$59,120$54,8807.73%
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 Hagerstown-Martinsburg earns an average annual salary of $64,331 which compares to the Maryland average annual salary of $62,440. per year.

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

  • Maryland average salary is $62,440.
  • Maryland cost-of-living adjusted salary is $58,646.
  • Hagerstown-Martinsburg average salary is $59,120.
  • Hagerstown-Martinsburg cost-of-living adjusted salary is $64,331.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Hagerstown-Martinsburg$59,12091.90%$64,331
Maryland$62,440106.47%$58,646
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 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, 50% of Social Workers earn between $37,610 and $66,830 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $97,570, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $35,500, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year29Under $35,500
15%2 – 4 years44$35,500 – $37,610
25%5 – 9 years72$37,610 – $49,720
25%10 – 14 years72$49,720 – $66,830
15%15 – 20 years44$49,720 – $97,570
10%20+ years29Above $97,570
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 $59,120, Hagerstown-Martinsburg Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($86,370), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($75,550), Forensic Psychologists ($75,100), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($63,620).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($52,530), and Health Care Social Workers ($54,900).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$86,370
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$75,550
Forensic Psychologists$75,100
Marriage and Family Therapists$63,620
Social Workers$59,120
Health Care Social Workers$54,900
Substance Abuse Counselors$52,530
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Hagerstown-Martinsburg Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Hagerstown-Martinsburg is 290.

Social Workers earn an average of $59,120 per year or $28.42 per hour in Hagerstown-Martinsburg.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Hagerstown-Martinsburg Social Workers earn an average of $64,331 per year or $31 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Hagerstown-Martinsburg are School Psychologists($86,370), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($75,550), Forensic Psychologists($75,100).


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