Benchmark Salary Information
Rankings for Rapid City
Compared to South Dakota
Rapid City Social Workers earn an average of $44,420 or $21.36 per hour which is almost same as South Dakota average salary of $44,770.
|Average||Rapid City||South Dakota||% Difference|
Compared to the U.S.
Rapid City Social Workers earn an average of $44,420 or $21.36 per hour which is 19% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.
Salary Adjusted for Cost-of-Living
When adjusted for cost-of-living, Social Workers in Rapid City earns an average annual salary of $47,908 which compares to the South Dakota average annual salary of $44,770. per year.
Cost-of-living in Rapid City is 7% less than the South Dakota average, which means Rapid City residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to South Dakota average.
|Location||Average Annual Wage||Cost of Living||Adjusted COL Wage|
Salary Ranges for Education and Experience
In Rapid City, 50% of Social Workers earn between $38,180 and $48,970 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.
About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $60,070, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.
Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $36,410, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.
|10%||Less than a Year||34||Under $36,410|
|15%||2 – 4 years||51||$36,410 – $38,180|
|25%||5 – 9 years||85||$38,180 – $41,660|
|25%||10 – 14 years||85||$41,660 – $48,970|
|15%||15 – 20 years||51||$41,660 – $60,070|
|10%||20+ years||34||Above $60,070|
Salary Compared to Related Professions
With an average annual salary of $44,420, Rapid City Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($50,010), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($46,470).
|Health Care Social Workers||$50,010|
|Substance Abuse Counselors||$46,470|
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Official Data Sources for Social Workers: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data