Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Lima is 130.
  • Social Workers in Lima earn an average of $44,480 per year or $21.39 per hour.
  • The percentage of Ohio Social Workers who work in Lima is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Lima is less than 1%.

Rankings for Lima

  • Ranks #10 in Ohio for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #13 in Ohio for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #371 in the nation for salary and #379 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #401 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Ohio

Lima Social Workers earn an average of $44,480 or $21.39 per hour which is 7% less than the Ohio average salary of $48,200.

AverageLimaOhio% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.39$23.17-7.68%
Annual Salary$44,480$48,200-7.72%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Lima Social Workers earn an average of $44,480 or $21.39 per hour which is 18% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageLimaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.39$26.39-18.95%
Annual Salary$44,480$54,880-18.95%
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 Lima earns an average annual salary of $50,006 which compares to the Ohio average annual salary of $48,200. per year.

Cost-of-living in Lima is 11% less than the Ohio average, which means Lima 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.
  • Lima average salary is $44,480.
  • Lima cost-of-living adjusted salary is $50,006.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Lima$44,48088.95%$50,006
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 Lima, 50% of Social Workers earn between $37,700 and $47,760 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $60,510, 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.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year13Under $37,700
15%2 – 4 years20$37,700 – $37,700
25%5 – 9 years32$37,700 – $38,720
25%10 – 14 years32$38,720 – $47,760
15%15 – 20 years20$38,720 – $60,510
10%20+ years13Above $60,510
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 $44,480, Lima Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($58,470), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($45,810).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$58,470
Substance Abuse Counselors$45,810
Social Workers$44,480
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Lima Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Lima is 130.

Social Workers earn an average of $44,480 per year or $21.39 per hour in Lima.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Lima Social Workers earn an average of $50,006 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Lima are Health Care Social Workers($58,470), Substance Abuse Counselors($45,810), Social Workers($44,480).


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