Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Lynchburg is 270.
  • Social Workers in Lynchburg earn an average of $44,370 per year or $21.33 per hour.
  • The percentage of Virginia Social Workers who work in Lynchburg is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Lynchburg is less than 1%.

Rankings for Lynchburg

  • Ranks #11 in Virginia for salary and #9 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #7 in Virginia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #376 in the nation for salary and #357 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #242 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Virginia

Lynchburg Social Workers earn an average of $44,370 or $21.33 per hour which is 23% less than the Virginia average salary of $58,100.

AverageLynchburgVirginia% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.33$27.93-23.63%
Annual Salary$44,370$58,100-23.63%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Lynchburg Social Workers earn an average of $44,370 or $21.33 per hour which is 19% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageLynchburgU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.33$26.39-19.17%
Annual Salary$44,370$54,880-19.15%
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 Lynchburg earns an average annual salary of $49,465 which compares to the Virginia average annual salary of $58,100. per year.

Cost-of-living in Lynchburg is 10% less than the Virginia average, which means Lynchburg residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Virginia average.

  • Virginia average salary is $58,100.
  • Virginia cost-of-living adjusted salary is $57,536.
  • Lynchburg average salary is $44,370.
  • Lynchburg cost-of-living adjusted salary is $49,465.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Lynchburg$44,37089.70%$49,465
Virginia$58,100100.98%$57,536
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 Lynchburg, 50% of Social Workers earn between $37,100 and $46,840 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $58,720, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $34,670, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year27Under $34,670
15%2 – 4 years40$34,670 – $37,100
25%5 – 9 years68$37,100 – $45,330
25%10 – 14 years68$45,330 – $46,840
15%15 – 20 years40$45,330 – $58,720
10%20+ years27Above $58,720
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 $44,370, Lynchburg Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($86,670), Health Care Social Workers ($51,650), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($47,910).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$86,670
Health Care Social Workers$51,650
Substance Abuse Counselors$47,910
Social Workers$44,370
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Lynchburg Social Workers

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

Social Workers earn an average of $44,370 per year or $21.33 per hour in Lynchburg.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Lynchburg Social Workers earn an average of $49,465 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Lynchburg are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($86,670), Health Care Social Workers($51,650), Substance Abuse Counselors($47,910).


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