Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Brownsville-Harlingen is 700.
  • Social Workers in Brownsville-Harlingen earn an average of $39,150 per year or $18.82 per hour.
  • The percentage of Texas Social Workers who work in Brownsville-Harlingen is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Brownsville-Harlingen is less than 1%.

Rankings for Brownsville-Harlingen

  • Ranks #31 in Texas for salary and #29 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in Texas for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #484 in the nation for salary and #355 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #94 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Texas

Brownsville-Harlingen Social Workers earn an average of $39,150 or $18.82 per hour which is 20% less than the Texas average salary of $49,310.

AverageBrownsville-HarlingenTexas% Difference
Hourly Wage$18.82$23.71-20.62%
Annual Salary$39,150$49,310-20.60%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Brownsville-Harlingen Social Workers earn an average of $39,150 or $18.82 per hour which is 28% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageBrownsville-HarlingenU.S.%
Hourly Wage$18.82$26.39-28.69%
Annual Salary$39,150$54,880-28.66%
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 Brownsville-Harlingen earns an average annual salary of $43,616 which compares to the Texas average annual salary of $49,310. per year.

Cost-of-living in Brownsville-Harlingen is 10% less than the Texas average, which means Brownsville-Harlingen 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.
  • Brownsville-Harlingen average salary is $39,150.
  • Brownsville-Harlingen cost-of-living adjusted salary is $43,616.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Brownsville-Harlingen$39,15089.76%$43,616
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 Brownsville-Harlingen, 50% of Social Workers earn between $28,020 and $46,920 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $59,360, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $26,560, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year70Under $26,560
15%2 – 4 years105$26,560 – $28,020
25%5 – 9 years175$28,020 – $34,960
25%10 – 14 years175$34,960 – $46,920
15%15 – 20 years105$34,960 – $59,360
10%20+ years70Above $59,360
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 $39,150, Brownsville-Harlingen Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($65,630), and Health Care Social Workers ($51,830).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($35,170).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$65,630
Health Care Social Workers$51,830
Social Workers$39,150
Substance Abuse Counselors$35,170
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Brownsville-Harlingen Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Brownsville-Harlingen is 700.

Social Workers earn an average of $39,150 per year or $18.82 per hour in Brownsville-Harlingen.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Brownsville-Harlingen Social Workers earn an average of $43,616 per year or $21 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Brownsville-Harlingen are School Psychologists($65,630), Health Care Social Workers($51,830), Social Workers($39,150).


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