Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Ann Arbor is 440.
  • Social Workers in Ann Arbor earn an average of $52,870 per year or $25.42 per hour.
  • The percentage of Michigan Social Workers who work in Ann Arbor is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Ann Arbor is less than 1%.

Rankings for Ann Arbor

  • Ranks #9 in Michigan for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #8 in Michigan for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #145 in the nation for salary and #95 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #160 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Michigan

Ann Arbor Social Workers earn an average of $52,870 or $25.42 per hour which is 1% more than the Michigan average salary of $51,900.

AverageAnn ArborMichigan% Difference
Hourly Wage$25.42$24.951.88%
Annual Salary$52,870$51,9001.87%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Ann Arbor Social Workers earn an average of $52,870 or $25.42 per hour which is 3% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageAnn ArborU.S.%
Hourly Wage$25.42$26.39-3.68%
Annual Salary$52,870$54,880-3.66%
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 Ann Arbor earns an average annual salary of $53,388 which compares to the Michigan average annual salary of $51,900. per year.

Cost-of-living in Ann Arbor is 1% less than the Michigan average, which means Ann Arbor residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Michigan average.

  • Michigan average salary is $51,900.
  • Michigan cost-of-living adjusted salary is $55,189.
  • Ann Arbor average salary is $52,870.
  • Ann Arbor cost-of-living adjusted salary is $53,388.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Ann Arbor$52,87099.03%$53,388
Michigan$51,90094.04%$55,189
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 Ann Arbor, 50% of Social Workers earn between $39,000 and $62,770 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $76,880, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $37,220, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year44Under $37,220
15%2 – 4 years66$37,220 – $39,000
25%5 – 9 years110$39,000 – $49,630
25%10 – 14 years110$49,630 – $62,770
15%15 – 20 years66$49,630 – $76,880
10%20+ years44Above $76,880
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 $52,870, Ann Arbor Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($117,020), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($85,960), School Psychologists ($79,050), Health Care Social Workers ($66,500), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($58,440).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$117,020
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$85,960
School Psychologists$79,050
Health Care Social Workers$66,500
Substance Abuse Counselors$58,440
Social Workers$52,870
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Ann Arbor Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Ann Arbor is 440.

Social Workers earn an average of $52,870 per year or $25.42 per hour in Ann Arbor.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Ann Arbor Social Workers earn an average of $53,388 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Ann Arbor are Psychology Teachers($117,020), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($85,960), School Psychologists($79,050).


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