Benchmark Salary Information
Rankings for Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls
Compared to New York
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls Social Workers earn an average of $58,870 or $28.30 per hour which is 14% less than the New York average salary of $68,660.
|Average||Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls||New York||% Difference|
Compared to the U.S.
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls Social Workers earn an average of $58,870 or $28.30 per hour which is 7% more than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.
Salary Adjusted for Cost-of-Living
When adjusted for cost-of-living, Social Workers in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls earns an average annual salary of $61,515 which compares to the New York average annual salary of $68,660. per year.
Cost-of-living in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls is 4% less than the New York average, which means Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to New York average.
|Location||Average Annual Wage||Cost of Living||Adjusted COL Wage|
Salary Ranges for Education and Experience
In Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, 50% of Social Workers earn between $47,760 and $63,900 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.
About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $77,950, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.
Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $38,830, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.
|10%||Less than a Year||155||Under $38,830|
|15%||2 – 4 years||232||$38,830 – $47,760|
|25%||5 – 9 years||388||$47,760 – $60,510|
|25%||10 – 14 years||388||$60,510 – $63,900|
|15%||15 – 20 years||232||$60,510 – $77,950|
|10%||20+ years||155||Above $77,950|
Salary Compared to Related Professions
With an average annual salary of $58,870, Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($112,970), School Psychologists ($81,270), and Psychology Teachers ($70,940).
However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($45,090), and Health Care Social Workers ($53,160).
|Clinical and Counseling Psychologists||$112,970|
|Health Care Social Workers||$53,160|
|Substance Abuse Counselors||$45,090|
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