Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Cleveland-Elyria is 2,460.
  • Social Workers in Cleveland-Elyria earn an average of $51,290 per year or $24.66 per hour.
  • The percentage of Ohio Social Workers who work in Cleveland-Elyria is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Cleveland-Elyria is 1%.

Rankings for Cleveland-Elyria

  • Ranks #1 in Ohio for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Ohio for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #178 in the nation for salary and #235 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #28 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Ohio

Cleveland-Elyria Social Workers earn an average of $51,290 or $24.66 per hour which is 6% more than the Ohio average salary of $48,200.

AverageCleveland-ElyriaOhio% Difference
Hourly Wage$24.66$23.176.43%
Annual Salary$51,290$48,2006.41%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Cleveland-Elyria Social Workers earn an average of $51,290 or $24.66 per hour which is 6% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageCleveland-ElyriaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$24.66$26.39-6.56%
Annual Salary$51,290$54,880-6.54%
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 Cleveland-Elyria earns an average annual salary of $55,151 which compares to the Ohio average annual salary of $48,200. per year.

Cost-of-living in Cleveland-Elyria is 7% less than the Ohio average, which means Cleveland-Elyria 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.
  • Cleveland-Elyria average salary is $51,290.
  • Cleveland-Elyria cost-of-living adjusted salary is $55,151.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Cleveland-Elyria$51,29093.00%$55,151
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 Cleveland-Elyria, 50% of Social Workers earn between $38,430 and $61,140 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 $37,220, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year246Under $37,220
15%2 – 4 years369$37,220 – $38,430
25%5 – 9 years615$38,430 – $49,340
25%10 – 14 years615$49,340 – $61,140
15%15 – 20 years369$49,340 – $76,880
10%20+ years246Above $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 $51,290, Cleveland-Elyria Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($127,820), Psychology Teachers ($94,720), Forensic Psychologists ($92,060), School Psychologists ($73,590), Marriage and Family Therapists ($61,230), and Health Care Social Workers ($61,200).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($48,720).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$127,820
Psychology Teachers$94,720
Forensic Psychologists$92,060
School Psychologists$73,590
Marriage and Family Therapists$61,230
Health Care Social Workers$61,200
Social Workers$51,290
Substance Abuse Counselors$48,720
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Cleveland-Elyria Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Cleveland-Elyria is 2,460.

Social Workers earn an average of $51,290 per year or $24.66 per hour in Cleveland-Elyria.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Cleveland-Elyria Social Workers earn an average of $55,151 per year or $27 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Cleveland-Elyria are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($127,820), Psychology Teachers($94,720), Forensic Psychologists($92,060).


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