Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Akron is 900.
  • Social Workers in Akron earn an average of $50,070 per year or $24.07 per hour.
  • The percentage of Ohio Social Workers who work in Akron is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Akron is less than 1%.

Rankings for Akron

  • Ranks #2 in Ohio for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in Ohio for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #205 in the nation for salary and #236 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #66 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Ohio

Akron Social Workers earn an average of $50,070 or $24.07 per hour which is 3% more than the Ohio average salary of $48,200.

AverageAkronOhio% Difference
Hourly Wage$24.07$23.173.88%
Annual Salary$50,070$48,2003.88%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Akron Social Workers earn an average of $50,070 or $24.07 per hour which is 8% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageAkronU.S.%
Hourly Wage$24.07$26.39-8.79%
Annual Salary$50,070$54,880-8.76%
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 Akron earns an average annual salary of $53,862 which compares to the Ohio average annual salary of $48,200. per year.

Cost-of-living in Akron is 7% less than the Ohio average, which means Akron residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Ohio average.

  • Ohio average salary is $48,200.
  • Ohio cost-of-living adjusted salary is $52,568.
  • Akron average salary is $50,070.
  • Akron cost-of-living adjusted salary is $53,862.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Akron$50,07092.96%$53,862
Ohio$48,20091.69%$52,568
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 Akron, 50% of Social Workers earn between $46,640 and $48,560 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $76,880, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $37,110, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year90Under $37,110
15%2 – 4 years135$37,110 – $46,640
25%5 – 9 years225$46,640 – $47,740
25%10 – 14 years225$47,740 – $48,560
15%15 – 20 years135$47,740 – $76,880
10%20+ years90Above $76,880
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 $50,070, Akron Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($88,980), School Psychologists ($65,180), Health Care Social Workers ($57,510), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($50,770).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$88,980
School Psychologists$65,180
Health Care Social Workers$57,510
Substance Abuse Counselors$50,770
Social Workers$50,070
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Akron Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Akron is 900.

Social Workers earn an average of $50,070 per year or $24.07 per hour in Akron.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Akron Social Workers earn an average of $53,862 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Akron are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($88,980), School Psychologists($65,180), Health Care Social Workers($57,510).


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