Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Western Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area is 690.
  • Social Workers in Western Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $44,010 per year or $21.16 per hour.
  • The percentage of Pennsylvania Social Workers who work in Western Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Western Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Western Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #14 in Pennsylvania for salary and #19 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #8 in Pennsylvania for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #388 in the nation for salary and #365 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #95 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Pennsylvania

Western Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $44,010 or $21.16 per hour which is 10% less than the Pennsylvania average salary of $49,390.

AverageWestern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan AreaPennsylvania% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.16$23.75-10.91%
Annual Salary$44,010$49,390-10.89%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Western Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $44,010 or $21.16 per hour which is 19% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageWestern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.16$26.39-19.82%
Annual Salary$44,010$54,880-19.81%
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 Western Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $49,212 which compares to the Pennsylvania average annual salary of $49,390. per year.

Cost-of-living in Western Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area is 11% less than the Pennsylvania average, which means Western 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.
  • Western Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $44,010.
  • Western Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $49,212.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Western Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area$44,01089.43%$49,212
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 Western Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Social Workers earn between $36,960 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 $60,510, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $29,530, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year69Under $29,530
15%2 – 4 years104$29,530 – $36,960
25%5 – 9 years172$36,960 – $39,380
25%10 – 14 years172$39,380 – $49,990
15%15 – 20 years104$39,380 – $60,510
10%20+ years69Above $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 $44,010, Western Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($90,150), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($70,120), Health Care Social Workers ($54,330), Substance Abuse Counselors ($46,970), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($46,370).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$90,150
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$70,120
Health Care Social Workers$54,330
Substance Abuse Counselors$46,970
Marriage and Family Therapists$46,370
Social Workers$44,010
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Western Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Western Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area is 690.

Social Workers earn an average of $44,010 per year or $21.16 per hour in Western Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Western Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $49,212 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Western Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area are Psychology Teachers($90,150), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($70,120), Health Care Social Workers($54,330).


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

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