Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Kalamazoo-Portage is 610.
  • Social Workers in Kalamazoo-Portage earn an average of $50,410 per year or $24.24 per hour.
  • The percentage of Michigan Social Workers who work in Kalamazoo-Portage is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Kalamazoo-Portage is less than 1%.

Rankings for Kalamazoo-Portage

  • Ranks #15 in Michigan for salary and #5 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in Michigan for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #195 in the nation for salary and #233 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #104 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Michigan

Kalamazoo-Portage Social Workers earn an average of $50,410 or $24.24 per hour which is 2% less than the Michigan average salary of $51,900.

AverageKalamazoo-PortageMichigan% Difference
Hourly Wage$24.24$24.95-2.85%
Annual Salary$50,410$51,900-2.87%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Kalamazoo-Portage Social Workers earn an average of $50,410 or $24.24 per hour which is 8% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageKalamazoo-PortageU.S.%
Hourly Wage$24.24$26.39-8.15%
Annual Salary$50,410$54,880-8.15%
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 Kalamazoo-Portage earns an average annual salary of $54,187 which compares to the Michigan average annual salary of $51,900. per year.

Cost-of-living in Kalamazoo-Portage is 7% less than the Michigan average, which means Kalamazoo-Portage 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.
  • Kalamazoo-Portage average salary is $50,410.
  • Kalamazoo-Portage cost-of-living adjusted salary is $54,187.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Kalamazoo-Portage$50,41093.03%$54,187
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 Kalamazoo-Portage, 50% of Social Workers earn between $38,980 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 $36,540, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year61Under $36,540
15%2 – 4 years92$36,540 – $38,980
25%5 – 9 years152$38,980 – $48,240
25%10 – 14 years152$48,240 – $60,250
15%15 – 20 years92$48,240 – $62,630
10%20+ years61Above $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 $50,410, Kalamazoo-Portage Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($85,420), School Psychologists ($77,140), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($76,150), and Health Care Social Workers ($59,120).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($46,340).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$85,420
School Psychologists$77,140
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$76,150
Health Care Social Workers$59,120
Social Workers$50,410
Substance Abuse Counselors$46,340
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Kalamazoo-Portage Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Kalamazoo-Portage is 610.

Social Workers earn an average of $50,410 per year or $24.24 per hour in Kalamazoo-Portage.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Kalamazoo-Portage Social Workers earn an average of $54,187 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Kalamazoo-Portage are Psychology Teachers($85,420), School Psychologists($77,140), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($76,150).


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