Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Athens-Clarke County is 90.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Athens-Clarke County earn an average of $46,150 per year or $22.19 per hour.
  • The percentage of Georgia Health Care Social Workers who work in Athens-Clarke County is 2%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Athens-Clarke County is less than 1%.

Rankings for Athens-Clarke County

  • Ranks #16 in Georgia for salary and #6 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #10 in Georgia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #478 in the nation for salary and #341 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #327 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Georgia

Athens-Clarke County Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $46,150 or $22.19 per hour which is 15% less than the Georgia average salary of $54,710.

AverageAthens-Clarke CountyGeorgia% Difference
Hourly Wage$22.19$26.30-15.63%
Annual Salary$46,150$54,710-15.65%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Athens-Clarke County Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $46,150 or $22.19 per hour which is 25% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageAthens-Clarke CountyU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22.19$29.96-25.93%
Annual Salary$46,150$62,310-25.93%
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 Athens-Clarke County earns an average annual salary of $51,227 which compares to the Georgia average annual salary of $54,710. per year.

Cost-of-living in Athens-Clarke County is 10% less than the Georgia average, which means Athens-Clarke County residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Georgia average.

  • Georgia average salary is $54,710.
  • Georgia cost-of-living adjusted salary is $57,870.
  • Athens-Clarke County average salary is $46,150.
  • Athens-Clarke County cost-of-living adjusted salary is $51,227.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Athens-Clarke County$46,15090.09%$51,227
Georgia$54,71094.54%$57,870
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 Athens-Clarke County, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $33,420 and $60,540 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 $76,600, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $17,430, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year9Under $17,430
15%2 – 4 years14$17,430 – $33,420
25%5 – 9 years22$33,420 – $44,270
25%10 – 14 years22$44,270 – $60,540
15%15 – 20 years14$44,270 – $76,600
10%20+ years9Above $76,600
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 ($43,150), and Social Workers ($44,910).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$46,150
Social Workers$44,910
Substance Abuse Counselors$43,150
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Athens-Clarke County Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Athens-Clarke County is 90.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $46,150 per year or $22.19 per hour in Athens-Clarke County.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Athens-Clarke County Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $51,227 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Athens-Clarke County are Health Care Social Workers($46,150), Social Workers($44,910), Substance Abuse Counselors($43,150).


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