Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is 210.
  • Social Workers in South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $44,300 per year or $21.30 per hour.
  • The percentage of Tennessee Social Workers who work in South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #11 in Tennessee for salary and #11 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #10 in Tennessee for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #379 in the nation for salary and #481 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #299 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Tennessee

South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $44,300 or $21.30 per hour which is 4% less than the Tennessee average salary of $46,280.

AverageSouth Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan AreaTennessee% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.30$22.25-4.27%
Annual Salary$44,300$46,280-4.28%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $44,300 or $21.30 per hour which is 19% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageSouth Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.30$26.39-19.29%
Annual Salary$44,300$54,880-19.28%
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 South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $51,512 which compares to the Tennessee average annual salary of $46,280. per year.

Cost-of-living in South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the Tennessee average, which means South 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.
  • South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $44,300.
  • South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $51,512.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area$44,30086.00%$51,512
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 South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Social Workers earn between $38,040 and $51,080 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $56,180, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $30,640, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year21Under $30,640
15%2 – 4 years32$30,640 – $38,040
25%5 – 9 years52$38,040 – $44,480
25%10 – 14 years52$44,480 – $51,080
15%15 – 20 years32$44,480 – $56,180
10%20+ years21Above $56,180
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 Substance Abuse Counselors ($37,940), and Health Care Social Workers ($43,500).

TitleAnnual Salary
Social Workers$44,300
Health Care Social Workers$43,500
Substance Abuse Counselors$37,940
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is 210.

Social Workers earn an average of $44,300 per year or $21.30 per hour in South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $51,512 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area are Social Workers($44,300), Health Care Social Workers($43,500), Substance Abuse Counselors($37,940).


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