Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area is 870.
  • Social Workers in Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $43,340 per year or $20.84 per hour.
  • The percentage of Pennsylvania Social Workers who work in Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #17 in Pennsylvania for salary and #20 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in Pennsylvania for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #415 in the nation for salary and #364 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #72 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Pennsylvania

Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $43,340 or $20.84 per hour which is 12% less than the Pennsylvania average salary of $49,390.

AverageSouthern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan AreaPennsylvania% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.84$23.75-12.25%
Annual Salary$43,340$49,390-12.25%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $43,340 or $20.84 per hour which is 21% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageSouthern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.84$26.39-21.03%
Annual Salary$43,340$54,880-21.03%
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 Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $48,462 which compares to the Pennsylvania average annual salary of $49,390. per year.

Cost-of-living in Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area is 11% less than the Pennsylvania average, which means Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $43,340.
  • Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $48,462.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area$43,34089.43%$48,462
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 Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Social Workers earn between $37,060 and $48,810 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $60,180, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $30,640, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year87Under $30,640
15%2 – 4 years130$30,640 – $37,060
25%5 – 9 years218$37,060 – $38,720
25%10 – 14 years218$38,720 – $48,810
15%15 – 20 years130$38,720 – $60,180
10%20+ years87Above $60,180
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 $43,340, Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($93,150), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($73,950), School Psychologists ($68,290), Health Care Social Workers ($53,420), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($46,350).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$93,150
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$73,950
School Psychologists$68,290
Health Care Social Workers$53,420
Substance Abuse Counselors$46,350
Social Workers$43,340
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area is 870.

Social Workers earn an average of $43,340 per year or $20.84 per hour in Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $48,462 per year or $23 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area are Psychology Teachers($93,150), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($73,950), School Psychologists($68,290).


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