Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Muskegon is 300.
  • Social Workers in Muskegon earn an average of $56,280 per year or $27.06 per hour.
  • The percentage of Michigan Social Workers who work in Muskegon is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Muskegon is less than 1%.

Rankings for Muskegon

  • Ranks #1 in Michigan for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #11 in Michigan for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #97 in the nation for salary and #280 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #219 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Michigan

Muskegon Social Workers earn an average of $56,280 or $27.06 per hour which is 8% more than the Michigan average salary of $51,900.

AverageMuskegonMichigan% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.06$24.958.46%
Annual Salary$56,280$51,9008.44%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Muskegon Social Workers earn an average of $56,280 or $27.06 per hour which is 2% more than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageMuskegonU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.06$26.392.54%
Annual Salary$56,280$54,8802.55%
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 Muskegon earns an average annual salary of $61,227 which compares to the Michigan average annual salary of $51,900. per year.

Cost-of-living in Muskegon is 8% less than the Michigan average, which means Muskegon 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.
  • Muskegon average salary is $56,280.
  • Muskegon cost-of-living adjusted salary is $61,227.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Muskegon$56,28091.92%$61,227
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 Muskegon, 50% of Social Workers earn between $47,420 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 $37,890, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year30Under $37,890
15%2 – 4 years45$37,890 – $47,420
25%5 – 9 years75$47,420 – $58,910
25%10 – 14 years75$58,910 – $61,630
15%15 – 20 years45$58,910 – $74,840
10%20+ years30Above $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 $56,280, Muskegon Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($79,540), and Health Care Social Workers ($58,970).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($55,540).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$79,540
Health Care Social Workers$58,970
Social Workers$56,280
Substance Abuse Counselors$55,540
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Muskegon Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Muskegon is 300.

Social Workers earn an average of $56,280 per year or $27.06 per hour in Muskegon.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Muskegon Social Workers earn an average of $61,227 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Muskegon are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($79,540), Health Care Social Workers($58,970), Social Workers($56,280).


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

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