Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Morgantown is 90.
  • Social Workers in Morgantown earn an average of $51,870 per year or $24.94 per hour.
  • The percentage of West Virginia Social Workers who work in Morgantown is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Morgantown is less than 1%.

Rankings for Morgantown

  • Ranks #1 in West Virginia for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #7 in West Virginia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #171 in the nation for salary and #268 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #456 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to West Virginia

Morgantown Social Workers earn an average of $51,870 or $24.94 per hour which is 25% more than the West Virginia average salary of $41,230.

AverageMorgantownWest Virginia% Difference
Hourly Wage$24.94$19.8225.83%
Annual Salary$51,870$41,23025.81%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Morgantown Social Workers earn an average of $51,870 or $24.94 per hour which is 5% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageMorgantownU.S.%
Hourly Wage$24.94$26.39-5.49%
Annual Salary$51,870$54,880-5.48%
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 Morgantown earns an average annual salary of $56,276 which compares to the West Virginia average annual salary of $41,230. per year.

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

  • West Virginia average salary is $41,230.
  • West Virginia cost-of-living adjusted salary is $46,874.
  • Morgantown average salary is $51,870.
  • Morgantown cost-of-living adjusted salary is $56,276.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Morgantown$51,87092.17%$56,276
West Virginia$41,23087.96%$46,874
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 Morgantown, 50% of Social Workers earn between $33,060 and $76,670 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $96,710, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $29,660, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year9Under $29,660
15%2 – 4 years14$29,660 – $33,060
25%5 – 9 years22$33,060 – $38,660
25%10 – 14 years22$38,660 – $76,670
15%15 – 20 years14$38,660 – $96,710
10%20+ years9Above $96,710
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 $51,870, Morgantown Social Workers tend to earn less than Health Care Social Workers ($62,020).

However, Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($43,650).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$62,020
Social Workers$51,870
Substance Abuse Counselors$43,650
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Morgantown Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Morgantown is 90.

Social Workers earn an average of $51,870 per year or $24.94 per hour in Morgantown.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Morgantown Social Workers earn an average of $56,276 per year or $27 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Morgantown are Health Care Social Workers($62,020), Social Workers($51,870), Substance Abuse Counselors($43,650).


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