Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Johnson City is 190.
  • Social Workers in Johnson City earn an average of $44,520 per year or $21.41 per hour.
  • The percentage of Tennessee Social Workers who work in Johnson City is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Johnson City is less than 1%.

Rankings for Johnson City

  • Ranks #10 in Tennessee for salary and #6 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #11 in Tennessee for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #370 in the nation for salary and #382 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #321 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Tennessee

Johnson City Social Workers earn an average of $44,520 or $21.41 per hour which is 3% less than the Tennessee average salary of $46,280.

AverageJohnson CityTennessee% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.41$22.25-3.78%
Annual Salary$44,520$46,280-3.80%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Johnson City Social Workers earn an average of $44,520 or $21.41 per hour which is 18% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageJohnson CityU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.41$26.39-18.87%
Annual Salary$44,520$54,880-18.88%
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 Johnson City earns an average annual salary of $50,096 which compares to the Tennessee average annual salary of $46,280. per year.

Cost-of-living in Johnson City is 11% less than the Tennessee average, which means Johnson City 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.
  • Johnson City average salary is $44,520.
  • Johnson City cost-of-living adjusted salary is $50,096.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Johnson City$44,52088.87%$50,096
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 Johnson City, 50% of Social Workers earn between $38,720 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 $55,760, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $33,420, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year19Under $33,420
15%2 – 4 years28$33,420 – $38,720
25%5 – 9 years48$38,720 – $42,330
25%10 – 14 years48$42,330 – $51,190
15%15 – 20 years28$42,330 – $55,760
10%20+ years19Above $55,760
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 $44,520, Johnson City Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($44,870).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($39,450).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$44,870
Social Workers$44,520
Substance Abuse Counselors$39,450
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Johnson City Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Johnson City is 190.

Social Workers earn an average of $44,520 per year or $21.41 per hour in Johnson City.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Johnson City Social Workers earn an average of $50,096 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Johnson City are Health Care Social Workers($44,870), Social Workers($44,520), Substance Abuse Counselors($39,450).


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