Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn is 5,180.
  • Social Workers in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn earn an average of $51,500 per year or $24.76 per hour.
  • The percentage of Michigan Social Workers who work in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn is 2%.

Rankings for Detroit-Warren-Dearborn

  • Ranks #13 in Michigan for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Michigan for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #176 in the nation for salary and #121 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #9 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Michigan

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Social Workers earn an average of $51,500 or $24.76 per hour which is almost same as Michigan average salary of $51,900.

AverageDetroit-Warren-DearbornMichigan% Difference
Hourly Wage$24.76$24.95-0.76%
Annual Salary$51,500$51,900-0.77%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Social Workers earn an average of $51,500 or $24.76 per hour which is 6% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageDetroit-Warren-DearbornU.S.%
Hourly Wage$24.76$26.39-6.18%
Annual Salary$51,500$54,880-6.16%
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 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn earns an average annual salary of $53,044 which compares to the Michigan average annual salary of $51,900. per year.

Cost-of-living in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn is 3% less than the Michigan average, which means Detroit-Warren-Dearborn 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.
  • Detroit-Warren-Dearborn average salary is $51,500.
  • Detroit-Warren-Dearborn cost-of-living adjusted salary is $53,044.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn$51,50097.09%$53,044
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 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, 50% of Social Workers earn between $38,850 and $61,630 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $66,190, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $30,720, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year518Under $30,720
15%2 – 4 years777$30,720 – $38,850
25%5 – 9 years1,295$38,850 – $49,240
25%10 – 14 years1,295$49,240 – $61,630
15%15 – 20 years777$49,240 – $66,190
10%20+ years518Above $66,190
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 $51,500, Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($87,460), Forensic Psychologists ($82,100), Psychology Teachers ($81,680), School Psychologists ($79,970), and Health Care Social Workers ($58,930).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($50,800).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$87,460
Forensic Psychologists$82,100
Psychology Teachers$81,680
School Psychologists$79,970
Health Care Social Workers$58,930
Social Workers$51,500
Substance Abuse Counselors$50,800
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn is 5,180.

Social Workers earn an average of $51,500 per year or $24.76 per hour in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Social Workers earn an average of $53,044 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($87,460), Forensic Psychologists($82,100), Psychology Teachers($81,680).


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