Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is 180.
  • Social Workers in Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $38,380 per year or $18.45 per hour.
  • The percentage of Missouri Social Workers who work in Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #10 in Missouri for salary and #12 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #10 in Missouri for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #491 in the nation for salary and #485 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #335 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Missouri

Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $38,380 or $18.45 per hour which is 6% less than the Missouri average salary of $41,070.

AverageSouthwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan AreaMissouri% Difference
Hourly Wage$18.45$19.75-6.58%
Annual Salary$38,380$41,070-6.55%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $38,380 or $18.45 per hour which is 30% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageSouthwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$18.45$26.39-30.09%
Annual Salary$38,380$54,880-30.07%
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 Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $44,675 which compares to the Missouri average annual salary of $41,070. per year.

Cost-of-living in Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the Missouri average, which means Southwest 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.
  • Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $38,380.
  • Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $44,675.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area$38,38085.91%$44,675
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 Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Social Workers earn between $34,620 and $42,220 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $46,300, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $30,460, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year18Under $30,460
15%2 – 4 years27$30,460 – $34,620
25%5 – 9 years45$34,620 – $36,740
25%10 – 14 years45$36,740 – $42,220
15%15 – 20 years27$36,740 – $46,300
10%20+ years18Above $46,300
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 $38,380, Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($43,210), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($39,980).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$43,210
Substance Abuse Counselors$39,980
Social Workers$38,380
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is 180.

Social Workers earn an average of $38,380 per year or $18.45 per hour in Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $44,675 per year or $21 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area are Health Care Social Workers($43,210), Substance Abuse Counselors($39,980), Social Workers($38,380).


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