Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in St. Joseph is 160.
  • Social Workers in St. Joseph earn an average of $40,780 per year or $19.61 per hour.
  • The percentage of Missouri Social Workers who work in St. Joseph is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in St. Joseph is less than 1%.

Rankings for St. Joseph

  • Ranks #4 in Missouri for salary and #6 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #11 in Missouri for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #468 in the nation for salary and #378 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #360 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Missouri

St. Joseph Social Workers earn an average of $40,780 or $19.61 per hour which is almost same as Missouri average salary of $41,070.

AverageSt. JosephMissouri% Difference
Hourly Wage$19.61$19.75-0.71%
Annual Salary$40,780$41,070-0.71%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

St. Joseph Social Workers earn an average of $40,780 or $19.61 per hour which is 25% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageSt. JosephU.S.%
Hourly Wage$19.61$26.39-25.69%
Annual Salary$40,780$54,880-25.69%
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 St. Joseph earns an average annual salary of $45,825 which compares to the Missouri average annual salary of $41,070. per year.

Cost-of-living in St. Joseph is 11% less than the Missouri average, which means St. Joseph 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.
  • St. Joseph average salary is $40,780.
  • St. Joseph cost-of-living adjusted salary is $45,825.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
St. Joseph$40,78088.99%$45,825
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 St. Joseph, 50% of Social Workers earn between $36,170 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 $49,920, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $29,290, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year16Under $29,290
15%2 – 4 years24$29,290 – $36,170
25%5 – 9 years40$36,170 – $38,230
25%10 – 14 years40$38,230 – $46,300
15%15 – 20 years24$38,230 – $49,920
10%20+ years16Above $49,920
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 $40,780, St. Joseph Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($45,510), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($42,350).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$45,510
Substance Abuse Counselors$42,350
Social Workers$40,780
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for St. Joseph Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in St. Joseph is 160.

Social Workers earn an average of $40,780 per year or $19.61 per hour in St. Joseph.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in St. Joseph Social Workers earn an average of $45,825 per year or $22 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in St. Joseph are Health Care Social Workers($45,510), Substance Abuse Counselors($42,350), Social Workers($40,780).


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