Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Winchester is 150.
  • Social Workers in Winchester earn an average of $54,400 per year or $26.15 per hour.
  • The percentage of Virginia Social Workers who work in Winchester is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Winchester is less than 1%.

Rankings for Winchester

  • Ranks #1 in Virginia for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #10 in Virginia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #117 in the nation for salary and #204 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #369 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Virginia

Winchester Social Workers earn an average of $54,400 or $26.15 per hour which is 6% less than the Virginia average salary of $58,100.

AverageWinchesterVirginia% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.15$27.93-6.37%
Annual Salary$54,400$58,100-6.37%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Winchester Social Workers earn an average of $54,400 or $26.15 per hour which is 0% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageWinchesterU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.15$26.39-0.91%
Annual Salary$54,400$54,880-0.87%
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 Winchester earns an average annual salary of $57,952 which compares to the Virginia average annual salary of $58,100. per year.

Cost-of-living in Winchester is 6% less than the Virginia average, which means Winchester 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.
  • Winchester average salary is $54,400.
  • Winchester cost-of-living adjusted salary is $57,952.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Winchester$54,40093.87%$57,952
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 Winchester, 50% of Social Workers earn between $47,310 and $60,510 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $76,010, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $37,200, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year15Under $37,200
15%2 – 4 years22$37,200 – $47,310
25%5 – 9 years38$47,310 – $59,250
25%10 – 14 years38$59,250 – $60,510
15%15 – 20 years22$59,250 – $76,010
10%20+ years15Above $76,010
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 $54,400, Winchester Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($57,380).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($49,720).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$57,380
Social Workers$54,400
Substance Abuse Counselors$49,720
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Winchester Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Winchester is 150.

Social Workers earn an average of $54,400 per year or $26.15 per hour in Winchester.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Winchester Social Workers earn an average of $57,952 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Winchester are Health Care Social Workers($57,380), Social Workers($54,400), Substance Abuse Counselors($49,720).


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

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