Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Gettysburg is 170.
  • Social Workers in Gettysburg earn an average of $45,760 per year or $22.00 per hour.
  • The percentage of Pennsylvania Social Workers who work in Gettysburg is 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Gettysburg is less than 1%.

Rankings for Gettysburg

  • Ranks #13 in Pennsylvania for salary and #9 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #18 in Pennsylvania for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #332 in the nation for salary and #137 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #345 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Social Workers earn an average of $45,760 or $22.00 per hour which is 7% less than the Pennsylvania average salary of $49,390.

AverageGettysburgPennsylvania% Difference
Hourly Wage$22$23.75-7.37%
Annual Salary$45,760$49,390-7.35%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Gettysburg Social Workers earn an average of $45,760 or $22.00 per hour which is 16% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageGettysburgU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22$26.39-16.64%
Annual Salary$45,760$54,880-16.62%
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 Gettysburg earns an average annual salary of $47,503 which compares to the Pennsylvania average annual salary of $49,390. per year.

Cost-of-living in Gettysburg is 4% less than the Pennsylvania average, which means Gettysburg residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Pennsylvania average.

  • Pennsylvania average salary is $49,390.
  • Pennsylvania cost-of-living adjusted salary is $50,625.
  • Gettysburg average salary is $45,760.
  • Gettysburg cost-of-living adjusted salary is $47,503.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Gettysburg$45,76096.33%$47,503
Pennsylvania$49,39097.56%$50,625
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 Gettysburg, 50% of Social Workers earn between $39,000 and $49,990 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $61,140, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $37,350, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year17Under $37,350
15%2 – 4 years26$37,350 – $39,000
25%5 – 9 years42$39,000 – $46,250
25%10 – 14 years42$46,250 – $49,990
15%15 – 20 years26$46,250 – $61,140
10%20+ years17Above $61,140
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 $45,760, Gettysburg Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($60,350).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($44,450).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$60,350
Social Workers$45,760
Substance Abuse Counselors$44,450
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Gettysburg Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Gettysburg is 170.

Social Workers earn an average of $45,760 per year or $22.00 per hour in Gettysburg.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Gettysburg Social Workers earn an average of $47,503 per year or $23 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Gettysburg are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($60,350), Social Workers($45,760), Substance Abuse Counselors($44,450).


Additional Salary Reports for Social Workers in Pennsylvania cities and Metros and U.S. States.

Official Data Sources for Social Workers: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data