Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Flint is 470.
  • Social Workers in Flint earn an average of $53,840 per year or $25.88 per hour.
  • The percentage of Michigan Social Workers who work in Flint is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Flint is less than 1%.

Rankings for Flint

  • Ranks #7 in Michigan for salary and #12 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #7 in Michigan for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #128 in the nation for salary and #356 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #144 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Michigan

Flint Social Workers earn an average of $53,840 or $25.88 per hour which is 3% more than the Michigan average salary of $51,900.

AverageFlintMichigan% Difference
Hourly Wage$25.88$24.953.73%
Annual Salary$53,840$51,9003.74%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Flint Social Workers earn an average of $53,840 or $25.88 per hour which is 1% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageFlintU.S.%
Hourly Wage$25.88$26.39-1.93%
Annual Salary$53,840$54,880-1.90%
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 Flint earns an average annual salary of $59,989 which compares to the Michigan average annual salary of $51,900. per year.

Cost-of-living in Flint is 10% less than the Michigan average, which means Flint 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.
  • Flint average salary is $53,840.
  • Flint cost-of-living adjusted salary is $59,989.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Flint$53,84089.75%$59,989
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 Flint, 50% of Social Workers earn between $46,280 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 $73,550, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $38,090, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year47Under $38,090
15%2 – 4 years70$38,090 – $46,280
25%5 – 9 years118$46,280 – $53,640
25%10 – 14 years118$53,640 – $61,630
15%15 – 20 years70$53,640 – $73,550
10%20+ years47Above $73,550
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 $53,840, Flint Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($74,530), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($70,650), and Health Care Social Workers ($58,750).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($51,320).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$74,530
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$70,650
Health Care Social Workers$58,750
Social Workers$53,840
Substance Abuse Counselors$51,320
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Flint Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Flint is 470.

Social Workers earn an average of $53,840 per year or $25.88 per hour in Flint.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Flint Social Workers earn an average of $59,989 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Flint are School Psychologists($74,530), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($70,650), Health Care Social Workers($58,750).


Additional Salary Reports for Social Workers in Michigan cities and Metros and U.S. States.

Official Data Sources for Social Workers: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data