Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Niles-Benton Harbor is 140.
  • Social Workers in Niles-Benton Harbor earn an average of $54,300 per year or $26.11 per hour.
  • The percentage of Michigan Social Workers who work in Niles-Benton Harbor is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Niles-Benton Harbor is less than 1%.

Rankings for Niles-Benton Harbor

  • Ranks #4 in Michigan for salary and #18 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #17 in Michigan for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #120 in the nation for salary and #436 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #383 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Michigan

Niles-Benton Harbor Social Workers earn an average of $54,300 or $26.11 per hour which is 4% more than the Michigan average salary of $51,900.

AverageNiles-Benton HarborMichigan% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.11$24.954.65%
Annual Salary$54,300$51,9004.62%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Niles-Benton Harbor Social Workers earn an average of $54,300 or $26.11 per hour which is 1% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageNiles-Benton HarborU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.11$26.39-1.06%
Annual Salary$54,300$54,880-1.06%
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 Niles-Benton Harbor earns an average annual salary of $61,986 which compares to the Michigan average annual salary of $51,900. per year.

Cost-of-living in Niles-Benton Harbor is 12% less than the Michigan average, which means Niles-Benton Harbor 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.
  • Niles-Benton Harbor average salary is $54,300.
  • Niles-Benton Harbor cost-of-living adjusted salary is $61,986.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Niles-Benton Harbor$54,30087.60%$61,986
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 Niles-Benton Harbor, 50% of Social Workers earn between $46,640 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 $76,010, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $37,160, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year14Under $37,160
15%2 – 4 years21$37,160 – $46,640
25%5 – 9 years35$46,640 – $56,040
25%10 – 14 years35$56,040 – $61,630
15%15 – 20 years21$56,040 – $76,010
10%20+ years14Above $76,010
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 $54,300, Niles-Benton Harbor Social Workers tend to earn less than Substance Abuse Counselors ($58,870), and Health Care Social Workers ($57,480).

TitleAnnual Salary
Substance Abuse Counselors$58,870
Health Care Social Workers$57,480
Social Workers$54,300
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Niles-Benton Harbor Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Niles-Benton Harbor is 140.

Social Workers earn an average of $54,300 per year or $26.11 per hour in Niles-Benton Harbor.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Niles-Benton Harbor Social Workers earn an average of $61,986 per year or $30 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Niles-Benton Harbor are Substance Abuse Counselors($58,870), Health Care Social Workers($57,480), Social Workers($54,300).


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

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