Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Lansing-East Lansing is 750.
  • Social Workers in Lansing-East Lansing earn an average of $53,130 per year or $25.55 per hour.
  • The percentage of Michigan Social Workers who work in Lansing-East Lansing is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Lansing-East Lansing is less than 1%.

Rankings for Lansing-East Lansing

  • Ranks #8 in Michigan for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in Michigan for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #140 in the nation for salary and #219 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #86 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Michigan

Lansing-East Lansing Social Workers earn an average of $53,130 or $25.55 per hour which is 2% more than the Michigan average salary of $51,900.

AverageLansing-East LansingMichigan% Difference
Hourly Wage$25.55$24.952.40%
Annual Salary$53,130$51,9002.37%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Lansing-East Lansing Social Workers earn an average of $53,130 or $25.55 per hour which is 3% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageLansing-East LansingU.S.%
Hourly Wage$25.55$26.39-3.18%
Annual Salary$53,130$54,880-3.19%
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 Lansing-East Lansing earns an average annual salary of $56,854 which compares to the Michigan average annual salary of $51,900. per year.

Cost-of-living in Lansing-East Lansing is 7% less than the Michigan average, which means Lansing-East Lansing 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.
  • Lansing-East Lansing average salary is $53,130.
  • Lansing-East Lansing cost-of-living adjusted salary is $56,854.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Lansing-East Lansing$53,13093.45%$56,854
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 Lansing-East Lansing, 50% of Social Workers earn between $39,010 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 $74,840, 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 Year75Under $37,060
15%2 – 4 years112$37,060 – $39,010
25%5 – 9 years188$39,010 – $50,730
25%10 – 14 years188$50,730 – $61,630
15%15 – 20 years112$50,730 – $74,840
10%20+ years75Above $74,840
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 $53,130, Lansing-East Lansing Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($86,870), School Psychologists ($78,910), Forensic Psychologists ($64,790), Health Care Social Workers ($63,450), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($58,410).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$86,870
School Psychologists$78,910
Forensic Psychologists$64,790
Health Care Social Workers$63,450
Substance Abuse Counselors$58,410
Social Workers$53,130
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Lansing-East Lansing Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Lansing-East Lansing is 750.

Social Workers earn an average of $53,130 per year or $25.55 per hour in Lansing-East Lansing.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Lansing-East Lansing Social Workers earn an average of $56,854 per year or $27 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Lansing-East Lansing are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($86,870), School Psychologists($78,910), Forensic Psychologists($64,790).


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