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 data 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [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
$22,270
25th Percentile Wage
$26,760
50th Percentile Wage
$33,480
75th Percentile Wage
$39,350
90th Percentile Wage
$48,230

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 $48,230. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $22,270.

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
$33,480
-3.29% -6.57%
2016
$34,580
-2.95% -
2015
$35,600
2.72% -
2014
$34,630
-1.73% -
2013
$35,230
-1.28% -
2012
$35,680
- -

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 $33,480 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 46.4 percent (46.4%) lower than that in the highest paying Newark-Union and 13.2 percent (13.2%) higher than that in the lowest paying Williamsport.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$62,490
Lebanon
$40,610
Altoona
$40,540
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$39,030
Lancaster
$37,570
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$37,100
Reading
$36,940
Johnstown
$36,340
York-Hanover
$36,270
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$35,770
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$35,750
Philadelphia
$35,530
Erie
$34,950
State College
$34,930
Pittsburgh
$33,830
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$33,480
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$33,390
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$32,610
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$32,260
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$31,310
Williamsport
$29,060



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