Salary Report for Wyoming Social Workers

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Wyoming is 640.
  • Social Workers in Wyoming earn an average of $50,090 per year or $24.08 per hour.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Wyoming is less than 1%.
  • Wyoming will need 650 new Social Workers by 2030 or 60 new psychologists per year.

Wyoming Rankings

  • Wyoming ranks #26 in the U.S. for Social Workers salary and #36 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Wyoming ranks #51 in the U.S. for the total number of Social Workers employed.
  • Wyoming ranks #51 in U.S. for the number of new Social Workers needed by 2030.
  • Wyoming ranks #39 in U.S. for the percentage of new Social Workers needed by 2030.

Compare Wyoming to U.S.

Wyoming Social Workers earn an average of $50,090 which is 8% less than the national average salary of $54,880.

TypeWyomingU.S.% Difference
Average Hourly Wage$24.08$26.39-8.75%
Average Annual Salary$50,090$54,880-8.73%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Range by Education and Experience

In Wyoming, 50% of Social Workers earn between $38,880 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, a rate generally associated with highly educated and experienced Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $30,680, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year64Under $30,680
15%2 – 4 years96$30,680 – $38,880
25%5 – 9 years160$38,880 – $47,320
25%10 – 14 years160$47,320 – $60,510
15%15 – 20 years96$47,320 – $76,010
10%20+ years64Above $76,010
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Adjusted for Cost-of-Living

After being adjusted for cost-of-living, Social Workers in Wyoming psychologists earn about $54,292 per year which is less than the average U.S. psychologist of $54,880.

Cost-of-living in Wyoming is 8% less than the national average, which means Wyoming residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to other states.

  • National average salary for Social Workers is $54,880.
  • Average Wyoming Social Workers salary is $50,090.
  • Adjusted for cost-of-living, Wyoming Social Workers earn an average salary of $54,292.

More cost-of-living reports for U.S. States.

Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $50,090, Wyoming Social Workers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($102,660), School Psychologists ($77,490), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($72,900), Psychology Teachers ($70,060), Health Care Social Workers ($62,560), Substance Abuse Counselors ($61,840), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($50,950).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$102,660
School Psychologists$77,490
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$72,900
Psychology Teachers$70,060
Health Care Social Workers$62,560
Substance Abuse Counselors$61,840
Marriage and Family Therapists$50,950
Social Workers$50,090
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Projected Demand for Psychologists in 2030

The U.S. Department of Labor projects that in Wyoming the three professions needing the most new psychologists by 2030 are Substance Abuse Counselors (760), Social Workers (650) and Health Care Social Workers (300).

The three professions in Wyoming needing highest percentage new psychologists by 2030 are Substance Abuse Counselors (20.6%), Health Care Social Workers (15.4%) and Social Workers (8.3%).

Title20202030ChangeYearly Openings
Substance Abuse Counselors63076020.6%80
Social Workers6006508.3%60
Health Care Social Workers26030015.4%30
Forensic Psychologists1001000%10
Psychology Teachers50500%0
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, 2022*

Salaries Ranked by Wyoming Cities

The average salary for Social Workers in Wyoming is $50,090. The top cities that pay Social Workers the most are Cheyenne ($54,970), Western Wyoming Nonmetropolitan Area ($52,510) and Casper ($47,840).

When adjusted for cost-of-living, the cities that pay Social Workers the highest average annual salary are Cheyenne ($59,006), Western Wyoming Nonmetropolitan Area ($56,983) and Casper ($52,221).

The following table shows the average yearly salary range for Social Workers in each city, and the average yearly salary after being adjusted for cost-of-living in that state.

The difference column shows how much more or less purchasing power a Social Workers salary will have in that area.

AreaAverage SalaryCOL AdjustedDifference
Cheyenne$54,970$59,006$4,036
Western Wyoming Nonmetropolitan Area$52,510$56,983$4,473
Casper$47,840$52,221$4,381
Eastern Wyoming Nonmetropolitan Area$44,310$48,085$3,775
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary FAQ for Wyoming Social Workers

Wyoming Social Workers earn between $30,680 and $76,010 a year depending on their level of education, experience and skill.

There are currently 640 Social Workers employed in Wyoming which is about 0% of the U.S. total.

Forensic Psychologists are the highest paid psychologists in Wyoming with an average annual wage of $102,660.

An entry level psychologist makes as much as $30,680 a year in Wyoming

The most Social Workers work in the Western Wyoming Nonmetropolitan Area area where 230 Social Workers are employed.

After being adjusted for cost-of-living, Social Workers in Wyoming earn 54,292 per year, while the average across the United States earns $54,880.

By 2030, Wyoming will need 650 Social Workers. A total of 60 Social Workers will need to enter into the Wyoming work forces each year.

City and Rural Summaries

Casper

Average Social Workers Salary: $47,840
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $52,221
Hourly Wage: $23.00
Currently Employed: 90
Cost-of-Living Index: 91.61
Casper Salary Report

Cheyenne

Average Social Workers Salary: $54,970
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $59,006
Hourly Wage: $26
Currently Employed: 140
Cost-of-Living Index: 93.16
Cheyenne Salary Report

Eastern Wyoming Nonmetropolitan Area

Average Social Workers Salary: $44,310
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $48,085
Hourly Wage: $21.30
Currently Employed: 190
Cost-of-Living Index: 92.15
Eastern Wyoming Nonmetropolitan Area Salary Report

Western Wyoming Nonmetropolitan Area

Average Social Workers Salary: $52,510
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $56,983
Hourly Wage: $25
Currently Employed: 230
Cost-of-Living Index: 92.15
Western Wyoming Nonmetropolitan Area Salary Report

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