Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Worker Salary Information in Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama

The annual and hourly salary statistics of mental health and substance abuse social workers in Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of mental health and substance abuse social workers in Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers in Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,050
25th Percentile Wage
$29,470
50th Percentile Wage
$33,290
75th Percentile Wage
$38,750
90th Percentile Wage
$49,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mental health and substance abuse social workers in Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $49,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $27,050.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of mental health and substance abuse social workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$33,290
10.54% 14.09%
2016
$29,780
0.54% -
2015
$29,620
-8.98% -
2014
$32,280
3.75% -
2013
$31,070
7.95% -
2012
$28,600
- -

Table 3. Compare Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Worker Salary in Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area with Other Alabama Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $33,290 in Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area is in the middle of salary range for mental health and substance abuse social workers in state of Alabama. In comparison, the annual salary of mental health and substance abuse social workers in Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area is 31.0 percent (31.0%) lower than that in the highest paying Florence-Muscle Shoals and 18.7 percent (18.7%) higher than that in the lowest paying Auburn-Opelika.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$48,280
Decatur
$47,390
Montgomery
$45,710
Birmingham-Hoover
$38,100
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$36,890
Huntsville
$34,870
Anniston-Oxford
$34,680
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$33,290
Dothan
$33,030
Tuscaloosa
$31,370
Mobile
$30,720
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$29,590
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$27,140
Auburn-Opelika
$27,060



See also: Top paying jobs in Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama.