Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Roanoke is 330.
  • Social Workers in Roanoke earn an average of $43,960 per year or $21.14 per hour.
  • The percentage of Virginia Social Workers who work in Roanoke is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Roanoke is less than 1%.

Rankings for Roanoke

  • Ranks #12 in Virginia for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in Virginia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #390 in the nation for salary and #315 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #199 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Virginia

Roanoke Social Workers earn an average of $43,960 or $21.14 per hour which is 24% less than the Virginia average salary of $58,100.

AverageRoanokeVirginia% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.14$27.93-24.31%
Annual Salary$43,960$58,100-24.34%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Roanoke Social Workers earn an average of $43,960 or $21.14 per hour which is 19% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageRoanokeU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.14$26.39-19.89%
Annual Salary$43,960$54,880-19.90%
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 Roanoke earns an average annual salary of $48,207 which compares to the Virginia average annual salary of $58,100. per year.

Cost-of-living in Roanoke is 9% less than the Virginia average, which means Roanoke 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.
  • Roanoke average salary is $43,960.
  • Roanoke cost-of-living adjusted salary is $48,207.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Roanoke$43,96091.19%$48,207
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 Roanoke, 50% of Social Workers earn between $37,800 and $48,240 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $58,050, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $30,690, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year33Under $30,690
15%2 – 4 years50$30,690 – $37,800
25%5 – 9 years82$37,800 – $39,380
25%10 – 14 years82$39,380 – $48,240
15%15 – 20 years50$39,380 – $58,050
10%20+ years33Above $58,050
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 $43,960, Roanoke Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($100,100), Psychology Teachers ($66,190), Health Care Social Workers ($54,420), Marriage and Family Therapists ($49,560), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($47,270).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$100,100
Psychology Teachers$66,190
Health Care Social Workers$54,420
Marriage and Family Therapists$49,560
Substance Abuse Counselors$47,270
Social Workers$43,960
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Roanoke Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Roanoke is 330.

Social Workers earn an average of $43,960 per year or $21.14 per hour in Roanoke.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Roanoke Social Workers earn an average of $48,207 per year or $23 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Roanoke are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($100,100), Psychology Teachers($66,190), Health Care Social Workers($54,420).


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