Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Grand Rapids-Wyoming is 2,100.
  • Social Workers in Grand Rapids-Wyoming earn an average of $49,830 per year or $23.96 per hour.
  • The percentage of Michigan Social Workers who work in Grand Rapids-Wyoming is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Grand Rapids-Wyoming is 1%.

Rankings for Grand Rapids-Wyoming

  • Ranks #16 in Michigan for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Michigan for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #212 in the nation for salary and #179 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #34 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Michigan

Grand Rapids-Wyoming Social Workers earn an average of $49,830 or $23.96 per hour which is 3% less than the Michigan average salary of $51,900.

AverageGrand Rapids-WyomingMichigan% Difference
Hourly Wage$23.96$24.95-3.97%
Annual Salary$49,830$51,900-3.99%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Grand Rapids-Wyoming Social Workers earn an average of $49,830 or $23.96 per hour which is 9% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageGrand Rapids-WyomingU.S.%
Hourly Wage$23.96$26.39-9.21%
Annual Salary$49,830$54,880-9.20%
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 Grand Rapids-Wyoming earns an average annual salary of $52,602 which compares to the Michigan average annual salary of $51,900. per year.

Cost-of-living in Grand Rapids-Wyoming is 5% less than the Michigan average, which means Grand Rapids-Wyoming 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.
  • Grand Rapids-Wyoming average salary is $49,830.
  • Grand Rapids-Wyoming cost-of-living adjusted salary is $52,602.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Grand Rapids-Wyoming$49,83094.73%$52,602
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 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, 50% of Social Workers earn between $38,830 and $60,250 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $62,630, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $37,060, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year210Under $37,060
15%2 – 4 years315$37,060 – $38,830
25%5 – 9 years525$38,830 – $48,090
25%10 – 14 years525$48,090 – $60,250
15%15 – 20 years315$48,090 – $62,630
10%20+ years210Above $62,630
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 $49,830, Grand Rapids-Wyoming Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($81,360), School Psychologists ($81,040), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($80,890), Health Care Social Workers ($58,840), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($52,190).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$81,360
School Psychologists$81,040
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$80,890
Health Care Social Workers$58,840
Substance Abuse Counselors$52,190
Social Workers$49,830
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Grand Rapids-Wyoming Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Grand Rapids-Wyoming is 2,100.

Social Workers earn an average of $49,830 per year or $23.96 per hour in Grand Rapids-Wyoming.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Grand Rapids-Wyoming Social Workers earn an average of $52,602 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Grand Rapids-Wyoming are Psychology Teachers($81,360), School Psychologists($81,040), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($80,890).


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