Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Medford is 220.
  • Social Workers in Medford earn an average of $53,720 per year or $25.83 per hour.
  • The percentage of Oregon Social Workers who work in Medford is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Medford is less than 1%.

Rankings for Medford

  • Ranks #7 in Oregon for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #7 in Oregon for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #131 in the nation for salary and #87 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #289 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Oregon

Medford Social Workers earn an average of $53,720 or $25.83 per hour which is 1% less than the Oregon average salary of $54,790.

AverageMedfordOregon% Difference
Hourly Wage$25.83$26.34-1.94%
Annual Salary$53,720$54,790-1.95%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Medford Social Workers earn an average of $53,720 or $25.83 per hour which is 2% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageMedfordU.S.%
Hourly Wage$25.83$26.39-2.12%
Annual Salary$53,720$54,880-2.11%
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 Medford earns an average annual salary of $53,957 which compares to the Oregon average annual salary of $54,790. per year.

Cost-of-living in Medford is 0% less than the Oregon average, which means Medford residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Oregon average.

  • Oregon average salary is $54,790.
  • Oregon cost-of-living adjusted salary is $53,391.
  • Medford average salary is $53,720.
  • Medford cost-of-living adjusted salary is $53,957.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Medford$53,72099.56%$53,957
Oregon$54,790102.62%$53,391
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 Medford, 50% of Social Workers earn between $45,350 and $60,630 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $75,660, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $35,620, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year22Under $35,620
15%2 – 4 years33$35,620 – $45,350
25%5 – 9 years55$45,350 – $54,220
25%10 – 14 years55$54,220 – $60,630
15%15 – 20 years33$54,220 – $75,660
10%20+ years22Above $75,660
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 $53,720, Medford Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($76,800), School Psychologists ($76,230), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($54,350).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$76,800
School Psychologists$76,230
Substance Abuse Counselors$54,350
Social Workers$53,720
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Medford Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Medford is 220.

Social Workers earn an average of $53,720 per year or $25.83 per hour in Medford.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Medford Social Workers earn an average of $53,957 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Medford are Health Care Social Workers($76,800), School Psychologists($76,230), Substance Abuse Counselors($54,350).


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