Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Burlington-South Burlington is 330.
  • Social Workers in Burlington-South Burlington earn an average of $56,490 per year or $27.16 per hour.
  • The percentage of Vermont Social Workers who work in Burlington-South Burlington is 29%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Burlington-South Burlington is less than 1%.

Rankings for Burlington-South Burlington

  • Ranks #1 in Vermont for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Vermont for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #95 in the nation for salary and #113 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #200 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Vermont

Burlington-South Burlington Social Workers earn an average of $56,490 or $27.16 per hour which is 6% more than the Vermont average salary of $53,060.

AverageBurlington-South BurlingtonVermont% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.16$25.516.47%
Annual Salary$56,490$53,0606.46%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Burlington-South Burlington Social Workers earn an average of $56,490 or $27.16 per hour which is 2% more than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageBurlington-South BurlingtonU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.16$26.392.92%
Annual Salary$56,490$54,8802.93%
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 Burlington-South Burlington earns an average annual salary of $57,885 which compares to the Vermont average annual salary of $53,060. per year.

Cost-of-living in Burlington-South Burlington is 2% less than the Vermont average, which means Burlington-South Burlington residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Vermont average.

  • Vermont average salary is $53,060.
  • Vermont cost-of-living adjusted salary is $53,407.
  • Burlington-South Burlington average salary is $56,490.
  • Burlington-South Burlington cost-of-living adjusted salary is $57,885.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Burlington-South Burlington$56,49097.59%$57,885
Vermont$53,06099.35%$53,407
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 Burlington-South Burlington, 50% of Social Workers earn between $47,780 and $61,710 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $76,410, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $38,320, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year33Under $38,320
15%2 – 4 years50$38,320 – $47,780
25%5 – 9 years82$47,780 – $60,250
25%10 – 14 years82$60,250 – $61,710
15%15 – 20 years50$60,250 – $76,410
10%20+ years33Above $76,410
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 $56,490, Burlington-South Burlington Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($78,790), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($66,600), and Health Care Social Workers ($61,010).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($50,490).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$78,790
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$66,600
Health Care Social Workers$61,010
Social Workers$56,490
Substance Abuse Counselors$50,490
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Burlington-South Burlington Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Burlington-South Burlington is 330.

Social Workers earn an average of $56,490 per year or $27.16 per hour in Burlington-South Burlington.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Burlington-South Burlington Social Workers earn an average of $57,885 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Burlington-South Burlington are School Psychologists($78,790), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($66,600), Health Care Social Workers($61,010).


Additional Salary Reports for Social Workers in Vermont cities and Metros and U.S. States.

Official Data Sources for Social Workers: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data