Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Saginaw is 250.
  • Social Workers in Saginaw earn an average of $52,660 per year or $25.32 per hour.
  • The percentage of Michigan Social Workers who work in Saginaw is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Saginaw is less than 1%.

Rankings for Saginaw

  • Ranks #10 in Michigan for salary and #17 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #12 in Michigan for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #151 in the nation for salary and #433 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #264 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Michigan

Saginaw Social Workers earn an average of $52,660 or $25.32 per hour which is 1% more than the Michigan average salary of $51,900.

AverageSaginawMichigan% Difference
Hourly Wage$25.32$24.951.48%
Annual Salary$52,660$51,9001.46%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Saginaw Social Workers earn an average of $52,660 or $25.32 per hour which is 4% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageSaginawU.S.%
Hourly Wage$25.32$26.39-4.05%
Annual Salary$52,660$54,880-4.05%
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 Saginaw earns an average annual salary of $60,011 which compares to the Michigan average annual salary of $51,900. per year.

Cost-of-living in Saginaw is 12% less than the Michigan average, which means Saginaw 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.
  • Saginaw average salary is $52,660.
  • Saginaw cost-of-living adjusted salary is $60,011.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Saginaw$52,66087.75%$60,011
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 Saginaw, 50% of Social Workers earn between $44,250 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 $73,050, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $35,220, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year25Under $35,220
15%2 – 4 years38$35,220 – $44,250
25%5 – 9 years62$44,250 – $53,640
25%10 – 14 years62$53,640 – $61,630
15%15 – 20 years38$53,640 – $73,050
10%20+ years25Above $73,050
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 $52,660, Saginaw Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($74,680), Health Care Social Workers ($59,360), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($56,380).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$74,680
Health Care Social Workers$59,360
Substance Abuse Counselors$56,380
Social Workers$52,660
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Saginaw Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Saginaw is 250.

Social Workers earn an average of $52,660 per year or $25.32 per hour in Saginaw.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Saginaw Social Workers earn an average of $60,011 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Saginaw are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($74,680), Health Care Social Workers($59,360), Substance Abuse Counselors($56,380).


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Official Data Sources for Social Workers: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data