Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is 280.
  • Social Workers in West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $47,130 per year or $22.66 per hour.
  • The percentage of Tennessee Social Workers who work in West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #1 in Tennessee for salary and #12 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in Tennessee for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #288 in the nation for salary and #482 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #240 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Tennessee

West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $47,130 or $22.66 per hour which is 1% more than the Tennessee average salary of $46,280.

AverageWest Tennessee Nonmetropolitan AreaTennessee% Difference
Hourly Wage$22.66$22.251.84%
Annual Salary$47,130$46,2801.84%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $47,130 or $22.66 per hour which is 14% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageWest Tennessee Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22.66$26.39-14.13%
Annual Salary$47,130$54,880-14.12%
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 West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $54,802 which compares to the Tennessee average annual salary of $46,280. per year.

Cost-of-living in West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the Tennessee average, which means West 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.
  • West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $47,130.
  • West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $54,802.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area$47,13086.00%$54,802
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 West 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 $58,010, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $36,340, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year28Under $36,340
15%2 – 4 years42$36,340 – $39,160
25%5 – 9 years70$39,160 – $48,690
25%10 – 14 years70$48,690 – $53,490
15%15 – 20 years42$48,690 – $58,010
10%20+ years28Above $58,010
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 ($36,740), Marriage and Family Therapists ($43,350), and Health Care Social Workers ($47,020).

TitleAnnual Salary
Social Workers$47,130
Health Care Social Workers$47,020
Marriage and Family Therapists$43,350
Substance Abuse Counselors$36,740
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is 280.

Social Workers earn an average of $47,130 per year or $22.66 per hour in West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $54,802 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area are Social Workers($47,130), Health Care Social Workers($47,020), Marriage and Family Therapists($43,350).


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