Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is 130.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $47,810 per year or $22.98 per hour.
  • The percentage of Alabama Health Care Social Workers who work in Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is 6%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #12 in Alabama for salary and #14 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #7 in Alabama for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #460 in the nation for salary and #518 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #234 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Alabama

Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $47,810 or $22.98 per hour which is 5% less than the Alabama average salary of $50,450.

AverageSouthwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan AreaAlabama% Difference
Hourly Wage$22.98$24.26-5.28%
Annual Salary$47,810$50,450-5.23%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $47,810 or $22.98 per hour which is 23% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageSouthwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22.98$29.96-23.30%
Annual Salary$47,810$62,310-23.27%
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, Health Care Social Workers in Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $57,189 which compares to the Alabama average annual salary of $50,450. per year.

Cost-of-living in Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is 16% less than the Alabama average, which means Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Alabama average.

  • Alabama average salary is $50,450.
  • Alabama cost-of-living adjusted salary is $56,527.
  • Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $47,810.
  • Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $57,189.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area$47,81083.60%$57,189
Alabama$50,45089.25%$56,527
U.S.$62,310$62,310
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Ranges for Education and Experience

In Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $37,350 and $59,350 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn more than $62,520, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $37,350, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year13Under $37,350
15%2 – 4 years20$37,350 – $37,350
25%5 – 9 years32$37,350 – $47,320
25%10 – 14 years32$47,320 – $59,350
15%15 – 20 years20$47,320 – $62,520
10%20+ years13Above $62,520
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($36,510), and Social Workers ($38,740).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$47,810
Social Workers$38,740
Substance Abuse Counselors$36,510
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area is 130.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $47,810 per year or $22.98 per hour in Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,189 per year or $27 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Southwest Alabama Nonmetropolitan Area are Health Care Social Workers($47,810), Social Workers($38,740), Substance Abuse Counselors($36,510).


Additional Salary Reports for Health Care Social Workers in Alabama cities and Metros and U.S. States.

Official Data Sources for Health Care Social Workers: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data