Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Dayton is 750.
  • Social Workers in Dayton earn an average of $49,080 per year or $23.59 per hour.
  • The percentage of Ohio Social Workers who work in Dayton is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Dayton is less than 1%.

Rankings for Dayton

  • Ranks #4 in Ohio for salary and #13 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in Ohio for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #226 in the nation for salary and #427 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #85 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Ohio

Dayton Social Workers earn an average of $49,080 or $23.59 per hour which is 1% more than the Ohio average salary of $48,200.

AverageDaytonOhio% Difference
Hourly Wage$23.59$23.171.81%
Annual Salary$49,080$48,2001.83%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Dayton Social Workers earn an average of $49,080 or $23.59 per hour which is 10% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageDaytonU.S.%
Hourly Wage$23.59$26.39-10.61%
Annual Salary$49,080$54,880-10.57%
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 Dayton earns an average annual salary of $55,925 which compares to the Ohio average annual salary of $48,200. per year.

Cost-of-living in Dayton is 12% less than the Ohio average, which means Dayton 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.
  • Dayton average salary is $49,080.
  • Dayton cost-of-living adjusted salary is $55,925.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Dayton$49,08087.76%$55,925
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 Dayton, 50% of Social Workers earn between $37,910 and $61,280 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $61,280, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $37,480, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year75Under $37,480
15%2 – 4 years112$37,480 – $37,910
25%5 – 9 years188$37,910 – $48,220
25%10 – 14 years188$48,220 – $61,280
15%15 – 20 years112$48,220 – $61,280
10%20+ years75Above $61,280
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 $49,080, Dayton Social Workers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($112,800), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($111,610), Psychology Teachers ($79,680), School Psychologists ($74,110), Health Care Social Workers ($59,410), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($53,930).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$112,800
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$111,610
Psychology Teachers$79,680
School Psychologists$74,110
Health Care Social Workers$59,410
Substance Abuse Counselors$53,930
Social Workers$49,080
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Dayton Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Dayton is 750.

Social Workers earn an average of $49,080 per year or $23.59 per hour in Dayton.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Dayton Social Workers earn an average of $55,925 per year or $27 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Dayton are Forensic Psychologists($112,800), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($111,610), Psychology Teachers($79,680).


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