Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol is 310.
  • Social Workers in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol earn an average of $43,680 per year or $21.00 per hour.
  • The percentage of Tennessee Social Workers who work in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol is less than 1%.

Rankings for Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol

  • Ranks #12 in Tennessee for salary and #9 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in Tennessee for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #404 in the nation for salary and #451 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #214 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Tennessee

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol Social Workers earn an average of $43,680 or $21.00 per hour which is 5% less than the Tennessee average salary of $46,280.

AverageKingsport-Bristol-BristolTennessee% Difference
Hourly Wage$21$22.25-5.62%
Annual Salary$43,680$46,280-5.62%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol Social Workers earn an average of $43,680 or $21.00 per hour which is 20% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageKingsport-Bristol-BristolU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21$26.39-20.42%
Annual Salary$43,680$54,880-20.41%
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 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol earns an average annual salary of $50,167 which compares to the Tennessee average annual salary of $46,280. per year.

Cost-of-living in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol is 13% less than the Tennessee average, which means Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol 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.
  • Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol average salary is $43,680.
  • Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol cost-of-living adjusted salary is $50,167.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol$43,68087.07%$50,167
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 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, 50% of Social Workers earn between $37,100 and $50,410 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $56,660, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $29,560, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year31Under $29,560
15%2 – 4 years46$29,560 – $37,100
25%5 – 9 years78$37,100 – $43,180
25%10 – 14 years78$43,180 – $50,410
15%15 – 20 years46$43,180 – $56,660
10%20+ years31Above $56,660
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 $43,680, Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($47,080).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($41,320), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($43,490).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$47,080
Social Workers$43,680
Substance Abuse Counselors$43,490
Marriage and Family Therapists$41,320
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol is 310.

Social Workers earn an average of $43,680 per year or $21.00 per hour in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol Social Workers earn an average of $50,167 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol are Health Care Social Workers($47,080), Social Workers($43,680), Substance Abuse Counselors($43,490).


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