Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in New Bern is 100.
  • Social Workers in New Bern earn an average of $42,430 per year or $20.40 per hour.
  • The percentage of North Carolina Social Workers who work in New Bern is 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in New Bern is less than 1%.

Rankings for New Bern

  • Ranks #19 in North Carolina for salary and #11 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #19 in North Carolina for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #444 in the nation for salary and #368 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #452 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to North Carolina

New Bern Social Workers earn an average of $42,430 or $20.40 per hour which is 16% less than the North Carolina average salary of $51,060.

AverageNew BernNorth Carolina% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.40$24.55-16.90%
Annual Salary$42,430$51,060-16.90%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

New Bern Social Workers earn an average of $42,430 or $20.40 per hour which is 22% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageNew BernU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.40$26.39-22.70%
Annual Salary$42,430$54,880-22.69%
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 New Bern earns an average annual salary of $47,471 which compares to the North Carolina average annual salary of $51,060. per year.

Cost-of-living in New Bern is 11% less than the North Carolina average, which means New Bern residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to North Carolina average.

  • North Carolina average salary is $51,060.
  • North Carolina cost-of-living adjusted salary is $55,597.
  • New Bern average salary is $42,430.
  • New Bern cost-of-living adjusted salary is $47,471.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
New Bern$42,43089.38%$47,471
North Carolina$51,06091.84%$55,597
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 New Bern, 50% of Social Workers earn between $35,590 and $46,840 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $57,450, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $30,440, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year10Under $30,440
15%2 – 4 years15$30,440 – $35,590
25%5 – 9 years25$35,590 – $44,970
25%10 – 14 years25$44,970 – $46,840
15%15 – 20 years15$44,970 – $57,450
10%20+ years10Above $57,450
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 $42,430, New Bern Social Workers tend to earn less than Substance Abuse Counselors ($44,750).

TitleAnnual Salary
Substance Abuse Counselors$44,750
Social Workers$42,430
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for New Bern Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in New Bern is 100.

Social Workers earn an average of $42,430 per year or $20.40 per hour in New Bern.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in New Bern Social Workers earn an average of $47,471 per year or $23 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in New Bern are Substance Abuse Counselors($44,750), Social Workers($42,430),


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

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