Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Salisbury is 410.
  • Social Workers in Salisbury earn an average of $47,030 per year or $22.61 per hour.
  • The percentage of Maryland Social Workers who work in Salisbury is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Salisbury is less than 1%.

Rankings for Salisbury

  • Ranks #6 in Maryland for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Maryland for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #293 in the nation for salary and #269 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #174 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Maryland

Salisbury Social Workers earn an average of $47,030 or $22.61 per hour which is 24% less than the Maryland average salary of $62,440.

AverageSalisburyMaryland% Difference
Hourly Wage$22.61$30.02-24.68%
Annual Salary$47,030$62,440-24.68%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Salisbury Social Workers earn an average of $47,030 or $22.61 per hour which is 14% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageSalisburyU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22.61$26.39-14.32%
Annual Salary$47,030$54,880-14.30%
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 Salisbury earns an average annual salary of $51,025 which compares to the Maryland average annual salary of $62,440. per year.

Cost-of-living in Salisbury is 8% less than the Maryland average, which means Salisbury 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.
  • Salisbury average salary is $47,030.
  • Salisbury cost-of-living adjusted salary is $51,025.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Salisbury$47,03092.17%$51,025
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 Salisbury, 50% of Social Workers earn between $36,750 and $49,970 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $75,000, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $30,440, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year41Under $30,440
15%2 – 4 years62$30,440 – $36,750
25%5 – 9 years102$36,750 – $40,150
25%10 – 14 years102$40,150 – $49,970
15%15 – 20 years62$40,150 – $75,000
10%20+ years41Above $75,000
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 $47,030, Salisbury Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($71,140), Health Care Social Workers ($55,810), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($54,590).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($46,270).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$71,140
Health Care Social Workers$55,810
Marriage and Family Therapists$54,590
Social Workers$47,030
Substance Abuse Counselors$46,270
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Salisbury Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Salisbury is 410.

Social Workers earn an average of $47,030 per year or $22.61 per hour in Salisbury.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Salisbury Social Workers earn an average of $51,025 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Salisbury are School Psychologists($71,140), Health Care Social Workers($55,810), Marriage and Family Therapists($54,590).


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