Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is 270.
  • Social Workers in North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $46,330 per year or $22.27 per hour.
  • The percentage of Tennessee Social Workers who work in North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #4 in Tennessee for salary and #10 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #7 in Tennessee for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #314 in the nation for salary and #480 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #245 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Tennessee

North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $46,330 or $22.27 per hour which is almost same as Tennessee average salary of $46,280.

AverageNorth Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan AreaTennessee% Difference
Hourly Wage$22.27$22.250.09%
Annual Salary$46,330$46,2800.11%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $46,330 or $22.27 per hour which is 15% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageNorth Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22.27$26.39-15.61%
Annual Salary$46,330$54,880-15.58%
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 North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $53,872 which compares to the Tennessee average annual salary of $46,280. per year.

Cost-of-living in North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the Tennessee average, which means North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $46,330.
  • North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $53,872.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area$46,33086.00%$53,872
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 North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Social Workers earn between $39,160 and $53,490 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $57,190, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $36,610, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year27Under $36,610
15%2 – 4 years40$36,610 – $39,160
25%5 – 9 years68$39,160 – $48,690
25%10 – 14 years68$48,690 – $53,490
15%15 – 20 years40$48,690 – $57,190
10%20+ years27Above $57,190
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 $46,330, North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($58,410), and Health Care Social Workers ($46,700).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($39,110), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($39,360).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$58,410
Health Care Social Workers$46,700
Social Workers$46,330
Substance Abuse Counselors$39,360
Marriage and Family Therapists$39,110
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is 270.

Social Workers earn an average of $46,330 per year or $22.27 per hour in North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $53,872 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in North Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area are School Psychologists($58,410), Health Care Social Workers($46,700), Social Workers($46,330).


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