Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Worker Salary Information in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of mental health and substance abuse social workers in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of mental health and substance abuse social workers in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,880
25th Percentile Wage
$27,970
50th Percentile Wage
$34,580
75th Percentile Wage
$41,230
90th Percentile Wage
$50,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mental health and substance abuse social workers in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $50,710. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $22,880.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.00
25th Percentile Wage
$13.45
50th Percentile Wage
$16.62
75th Percentile Wage
$19.82
90th Percentile Wage
$24.38

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mental health and substance abuse social workers in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $24.38. The median hourly salary is $16.62. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.00.

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
201634,580-2.95%-3.18%
201535,6002.72%-
201434,630-1.73%-
201335,230-1.28%-
201235,680--

Table 3. Compare Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Worker Salary in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $34,580 in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is in the middle of salary range for mental health and substance abuse social workers in state of Pennsylvania. In comparison, the annual salary of mental health and substance abuse social workers in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is 43.8 percent (43.8%) lower than that in the highest paying Newark-Union and 19.6 percent (19.6%) higher than that in the lowest paying West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$61,560
Altoona
$43,470
Lebanon
$40,610
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$38,160
Philadelphia
$36,620
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$36,370
Lancaster
$36,340
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$35,980
York-Hanover
$35,540
Pittsburgh
$34,880
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$34,580
Reading
$34,250
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$34,240
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$33,390
Erie
$32,860
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$30,390
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$30,070
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$27,800

See also: Top paying jobs in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania.