Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Amarillo is 270.
  • Social Workers in Amarillo earn an average of $49,190 per year or $23.65 per hour.
  • The percentage of Texas Social Workers who work in Amarillo is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Amarillo is less than 1%.

Rankings for Amarillo

  • Ranks #11 in Texas for salary and #10 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #17 in Texas for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #224 in the nation for salary and #146 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #244 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Texas

Amarillo Social Workers earn an average of $49,190 or $23.65 per hour which is almost same as Texas average salary of $49,310.

AverageAmarilloTexas% Difference
Hourly Wage$23.65$23.71-0.25%
Annual Salary$49,190$49,310-0.24%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Amarillo Social Workers earn an average of $49,190 or $23.65 per hour which is 10% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageAmarilloU.S.%
Hourly Wage$23.65$26.39-10.38%
Annual Salary$49,190$54,880-10.37%
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 Amarillo earns an average annual salary of $51,149 which compares to the Texas average annual salary of $49,310. per year.

Cost-of-living in Amarillo is 4% less than the Texas average, which means Amarillo residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Texas average.

  • Texas average salary is $49,310.
  • Texas cost-of-living adjusted salary is $49,538.
  • Amarillo average salary is $49,190.
  • Amarillo cost-of-living adjusted salary is $51,149.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Amarillo$49,19096.17%$51,149
Texas$49,31099.54%$49,538
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 Amarillo, 50% of Social Workers earn between $43,790 and $57,180 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $61,280, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $33,180, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year27Under $33,180
15%2 – 4 years40$33,180 – $43,790
25%5 – 9 years68$43,790 – $49,340
25%10 – 14 years68$49,340 – $57,180
15%15 – 20 years40$49,340 – $61,280
10%20+ years27Above $61,280
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 $49,190, Amarillo Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($68,110), and Health Care Social Workers ($61,250).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($47,510).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$68,110
Health Care Social Workers$61,250
Social Workers$49,190
Substance Abuse Counselors$47,510
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Amarillo Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Amarillo is 270.

Social Workers earn an average of $49,190 per year or $23.65 per hour in Amarillo.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Amarillo Social Workers earn an average of $51,149 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Amarillo are School Psychologists($68,110), Health Care Social Workers($61,250), Social Workers($49,190).


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