Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Tuscaloosa is 140.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Tuscaloosa earn an average of $48,270 per year or $23.21 per hour.
  • The percentage of Alabama Health Care Social Workers who work in Tuscaloosa is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Tuscaloosa is less than 1%.

Rankings for Tuscaloosa

  • Ranks #11 in Alabama for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in Alabama for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #457 in the nation for salary and #380 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #228 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Alabama

Tuscaloosa Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $48,270 or $23.21 per hour which is 4% less than the Alabama average salary of $50,450.

AverageTuscaloosaAlabama% Difference
Hourly Wage$23.21$24.26-4.33%
Annual Salary$48,270$50,450-4.32%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Tuscaloosa Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $48,270 or $23.21 per hour which is 22% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageTuscaloosaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$23.21$29.96-22.53%
Annual Salary$48,270$62,310-22.53%
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 Tuscaloosa earns an average annual salary of $54,291 which compares to the Alabama average annual salary of $50,450. per year.

Cost-of-living in Tuscaloosa is 11% less than the Alabama average, which means Tuscaloosa 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.
  • Tuscaloosa average salary is $48,270.
  • Tuscaloosa cost-of-living adjusted salary is $54,291.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Tuscaloosa$48,27088.91%$54,291
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 Tuscaloosa, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $37,550 and $59,230 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 $63,000, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $37,490, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year14Under $37,490
15%2 – 4 years21$37,490 – $37,550
25%5 – 9 years35$37,550 – $48,730
25%10 – 14 years35$48,730 – $59,230
15%15 – 20 years21$48,730 – $63,000
10%20+ years14Above $63,000
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $48,270, Tuscaloosa Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($95,330), and Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($73,210).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($44,420), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($47,090).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$95,330
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$73,210
Health Care Social Workers$48,270
Substance Abuse Counselors$47,090
Social Workers$44,420
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Tuscaloosa Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Tuscaloosa is 140.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $48,270 per year or $23.21 per hour in Tuscaloosa.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Tuscaloosa Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,291 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Tuscaloosa are Psychology Teachers($95,330), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($73,210), Health Care Social Workers($48,270).


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