Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in South Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area is 330.
  • Social Workers in South Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $52,060 per year or $25.03 per hour.
  • The percentage of Wisconsin Social Workers who work in South Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in South Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for South Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #1 in Wisconsin for salary and #15 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in Wisconsin for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #168 in the nation for salary and #384 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #198 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Wisconsin

South Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $52,060 or $25.03 per hour which is 6% more than the Wisconsin average salary of $48,910.

AverageSouth Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan AreaWisconsin% Difference
Hourly Wage$25.03$23.516.47%
Annual Salary$52,060$48,9106.44%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

South Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $52,060 or $25.03 per hour which is 5% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageSouth Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$25.03$26.39-5.15%
Annual Salary$52,060$54,880-5.14%
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 South Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $58,587 which compares to the Wisconsin average annual salary of $48,910. per year.

Cost-of-living in South Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area is 11% less than the Wisconsin average, which means South Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Wisconsin average.

  • Wisconsin average salary is $48,910.
  • Wisconsin cost-of-living adjusted salary is $52,484.
  • South Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $52,060.
  • South Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $58,587.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
South Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area$52,06088.86%$58,587
Wisconsin$48,91093.19%$52,484
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 South Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area, 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 $62,520, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $35,740, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year33Under $35,740
15%2 – 4 years50$35,740 – $47,310
25%5 – 9 years82$47,310 – $49,290
25%10 – 14 years82$49,290 – $60,510
15%15 – 20 years50$49,290 – $62,520
10%20+ years33Above $62,520
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 $52,060, South Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($101,520), Psychology Teachers ($68,530), School Psychologists ($64,690), Substance Abuse Counselors ($55,700), and Health Care Social Workers ($54,030).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$101,520
Psychology Teachers$68,530
School Psychologists$64,690
Substance Abuse Counselors$55,700
Health Care Social Workers$54,030
Social Workers$52,060
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for South Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in South Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area is 330.

Social Workers earn an average of $52,060 per year or $25.03 per hour in South Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in South Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $58,587 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in South Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($101,520), Psychology Teachers($68,530), School Psychologists($64,690).


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