Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Cleveland is 90.
  • Social Workers in Cleveland earn an average of $43,190 per year or $20.76 per hour.
  • The percentage of Tennessee Social Workers who work in Cleveland is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Cleveland is less than 1%.

Rankings for Cleveland

  • Ranks #13 in Tennessee for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #14 in Tennessee for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #420 in the nation for salary and #404 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #464 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Tennessee

Cleveland Social Workers earn an average of $43,190 or $20.76 per hour which is 6% less than the Tennessee average salary of $46,280.

AverageClevelandTennessee% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.76$22.25-6.70%
Annual Salary$43,190$46,280-6.68%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Cleveland Social Workers earn an average of $43,190 or $20.76 per hour which is 21% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageClevelandU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.76$26.39-21.33%
Annual Salary$43,190$54,880-21.30%
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 Cleveland earns an average annual salary of $48,907 which compares to the Tennessee average annual salary of $46,280. per year.

Cost-of-living in Cleveland is 12% less than the Tennessee average, which means Cleveland residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Tennessee average.

  • Tennessee average salary is $46,280.
  • Tennessee cost-of-living adjusted salary is $50,222.
  • Cleveland average salary is $43,190.
  • Cleveland cost-of-living adjusted salary is $48,907.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Cleveland$43,19088.31%$48,907
Tennessee$46,28092.15%$50,222
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 Cleveland, 50% of Social Workers earn between $37,300 and $51,190 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $55,510, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $29,190, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year9Under $29,190
15%2 – 4 years14$29,190 – $37,300
25%5 – 9 years22$37,300 – $42,690
25%10 – 14 years22$42,690 – $51,190
15%15 – 20 years14$42,690 – $55,510
10%20+ years9Above $55,510
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

Social Workers tend to earn more than Health Care Social Workers ($40,630), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($40,860).

TitleAnnual Salary
Social Workers$43,190
Substance Abuse Counselors$40,860
Health Care Social Workers$40,630
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Cleveland Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Cleveland is 90.

Social Workers earn an average of $43,190 per year or $20.76 per hour in Cleveland.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Cleveland Social Workers earn an average of $48,907 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Cleveland are Social Workers($43,190), Substance Abuse Counselors($40,860), Health Care Social Workers($40,630).


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

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