Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Arecibo is 110.
  • Social Workers in Arecibo earn an average of $30,630 per year or $14.72 per hour.
  • The percentage of Puerto Rico Social Workers who work in Arecibo is 3%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Arecibo is less than 1%.

Rankings for Arecibo

  • Ranks #7 in Puerto Rico for salary and #0 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in Puerto Rico for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #513 in the nation for salary and #not found when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #422 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Puerto Rico

Arecibo Social Workers earn an average of $30,630 or $14.72 per hour which is 5% less than the Puerto Rico average salary of $32,480.

AverageAreciboPuerto Rico% Difference
Hourly Wage$14.72$15.62-5.76%
Annual Salary$30,630$32,480-5.70%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Arecibo Social Workers earn an average of $30,630 or $14.72 per hour which is 44% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageAreciboU.S.%
Hourly Wage$14.72$26.39-44.22%
Annual Salary$30,630$54,880-44.19%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Adjusted for Cost-of-Living

  • Puerto Rico average salary is $32,480.
  • Puerto Rico cost-of-living adjusted salary is $0.
  • Arecibo average salary is $30,630.

Salary Ranges for Education and Experience

In Arecibo, 50% of Social Workers earn between $23,240 and $36,460 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $45,530, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $22,240, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year11Under $22,240
15%2 – 4 years16$22,240 – $23,240
25%5 – 9 years28$23,240 – $29,180
25%10 – 14 years28$29,180 – $36,460
15%15 – 20 years16$29,180 – $45,530
10%20+ years11Above $45,530
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 $30,630, Arecibo Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($62,100).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Health Care Social Workers ($27,920).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$62,100
Social Workers$30,630
Health Care Social Workers$27,920
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Arecibo Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Arecibo is 110.

Social Workers earn an average of $30,630 per year or $14.72 per hour in Arecibo.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Arecibo Social Workers earn an average of $0 per year or $0 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Arecibo are School Psychologists($62,100), Social Workers($30,630), Health Care Social Workers($27,920).


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