Benchmark Salary Information
Rankings for Durham-Chapel Hill
Compared to North Carolina
Durham-Chapel Hill Social Workers earn an average of $60,400 or $29.04 per hour which is 18% more than the North Carolina average salary of $51,060.
|Average||Durham-Chapel Hill||North Carolina||% Difference|
Compared to the U.S.
Durham-Chapel Hill Social Workers earn an average of $60,400 or $29.04 per hour which is 10% 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 Durham-Chapel Hill earns an average annual salary of $64,372 which compares to the North Carolina average annual salary of $51,060. per year.
Cost-of-living in Durham-Chapel Hill is 6% less than the North Carolina average, which means Durham-Chapel Hill residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to North Carolina average.
|Location||Average Annual Wage||Cost of Living||Adjusted COL Wage|
Salary Ranges for Education and Experience
In Durham-Chapel Hill, 50% of Social Workers earn between $47,310 and $78,360 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.
About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $98,650, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.
Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $37,700, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.
|10%||Less than a Year||80||Under $37,700|
|15%||2 – 4 years||120||$37,700 – $47,310|
|25%||5 – 9 years||200||$47,310 – $59,420|
|25%||10 – 14 years||200||$59,420 – $78,360|
|15%||15 – 20 years||120||$59,420 – $98,650|
|10%||20+ years||80||Above $98,650|
Salary Compared to Related Professions
With an average annual salary of $60,400, Durham-Chapel Hill Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($102,000), Forensic Psychologists ($72,710), Health Care Social Workers ($66,560), and School Psychologists ($66,520).
However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($48,650), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($54,930).
|Clinical and Counseling Psychologists||$102,000|
|Health Care Social Workers||$66,560|
|Substance Abuse Counselors||$54,930|
|Marriage and Family Therapists||$48,650|
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Official Data Sources for Social Workers: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data