Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is 500.
  • Social Workers in Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $39,770 per year or $19.12 per hour.
  • The percentage of Missouri Social Workers who work in Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #6 in Missouri for salary and #9 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in Missouri for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #478 in the nation for salary and #483 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #132 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Missouri

Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $39,770 or $19.12 per hour which is 3% less than the Missouri average salary of $41,070.

AverageCentral Missouri Nonmetropolitan AreaMissouri% Difference
Hourly Wage$19.12$19.75-3.19%
Annual Salary$39,770$41,070-3.17%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $39,770 or $19.12 per hour which is 27% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageCentral Missouri Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$19.12$26.39-27.55%
Annual Salary$39,770$54,880-27.53%
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 Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $46,293 which compares to the Missouri average annual salary of $41,070. per year.

Cost-of-living in Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the Missouri average, which means Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Missouri average.

  • Missouri average salary is $41,070.
  • Missouri cost-of-living adjusted salary is $44,405.
  • Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $39,770.
  • Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $46,293.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area$39,77085.91%$46,293
Missouri$41,07092.49%$44,405
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 Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Social Workers earn between $35,190 and $46,300 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $48,810, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $29,160, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year50Under $29,160
15%2 – 4 years75$29,160 – $35,190
25%5 – 9 years125$35,190 – $36,740
25%10 – 14 years125$36,740 – $46,300
15%15 – 20 years75$36,740 – $48,810
10%20+ years50Above $48,810
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 $39,770, Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($81,900), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($70,240), Health Care Social Workers ($45,770), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($41,920).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$81,900
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$70,240
Health Care Social Workers$45,770
Substance Abuse Counselors$41,920
Social Workers$39,770
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is 500.

Social Workers earn an average of $39,770 per year or $19.12 per hour in Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $46,293 per year or $22 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Central Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area are Psychology Teachers($81,900), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($70,240), Health Care Social Workers($45,770).


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

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