Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is 4,320.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim earn an average of $81,660 per year or $39.26 per hour.
  • The percentage of California Health Care Social Workers who work in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is 33%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is 2%.

Rankings for Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

  • Ranks #11 in California for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #11 in the nation for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $81,660 or $39.26 per hour which is 3% less than the California average salary of $84,690.

AverageLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$39.26$40.72-3.59%
Annual Salary$81,660$84,690-3.58%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $81,660 or $39.26 per hour which is 31% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimU.S.%
Hourly Wage$39.26$29.9631.04%
Annual Salary$81,660$62,31031.05%
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 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim earns an average annual salary of $72,982 which compares to the California average annual salary of $84,690. per year.

Cost-of-living in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is 12% higher than the California average, which means Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to California average.

  • California average salary is $84,690.
  • California cost-of-living adjusted salary is $76,726.
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim average salary is $81,660.
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim cost-of-living adjusted salary is $72,982.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim$81,660111.89%$72,982
California$84,690110.38%$76,726
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 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $61,920 and $99,080 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 $124,890, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $47,670, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year432Under $47,670
15%2 – 4 years648$47,670 – $61,920
25%5 – 9 years1,080$61,920 – $79,740
25%10 – 14 years1,080$79,740 – $99,080
15%15 – 20 years648$79,740 – $124,890
10%20+ years432Above $124,890
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 $81,660, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($141,130), Industrial Organizational Psychologists ($136,940), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($122,170), Forensic Psychologists ($112,390), and School Psychologists ($90,010).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($55,760), Substance Abuse Counselors ($59,610), and Social Workers ($69,540).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$141,130
Industrial Organizational Psychologists$136,940
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$122,170
Forensic Psychologists$112,390
School Psychologists$90,010
Health Care Social Workers$81,660
Social Workers$69,540
Substance Abuse Counselors$59,610
Marriage and Family Therapists$55,760
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is 4,320.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $81,660 per year or $39.26 per hour in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $72,982 per year or $35 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim are Psychology Teachers($141,130), Industrial Organizational Psychologists($136,940), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($122,170).


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