Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Worker Salary Information in Maine

The average annual and hourly salaries for mental health and substance abuse social workers in the state of Maine are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mental health and substance abuse social workers among Maine areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers in Maine

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,860
25th Percentile Wage
$43,530
50th Percentile Wage
$53,970
75th Percentile Wage
$71,340
90th Percentile Wage
$94,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mental health and substance abuse social workers in Maine in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $94,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,860.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.76
25th Percentile Wage
$20.93
50th Percentile Wage
$25.95
75th Percentile Wage
$34.29
90th Percentile Wage
$45.20

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mental health and substance abuse social workers in Maine in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $45.20. The median hourly salary is $25.95. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.76.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of mental health and substance abuse social workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,9700.26%19.60%
201553,8304.16%-
201451,5909.44%-
201346,7207.13%-
201243,390--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers in Maine Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mental health and substance abuse social workers in some Maine cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mental health and substance abuse social workers in state of Maine ranges from $43,830 to $59,790. The highest paying area for mental health and substance abuse social workers in Maine is Bangor with a median annual salary of $59,790. The second highest paying city/area in Maine State is Portland-South Portland-Biddeford (mean annual salary $55,600). The lowest paying area is Lewiston-Auburn with a median annual salary of $43,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bangor
$59,790
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford
$55,600
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area
$51,620
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area
$50,880
Lewiston-Auburn
$43,830


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