Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Augusta-Richmond County is 260.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Augusta-Richmond County earn an average of $57,950 per year or $27.86 per hour.
  • The percentage of Georgia Health Care Social Workers who work in Augusta-Richmond County is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Augusta-Richmond County is less than 1%.

Rankings for Augusta-Richmond County

  • Ranks #4 in Georgia for salary and #5 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Georgia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #215 in the nation for salary and #320 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #108 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Georgia

Augusta-Richmond County Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,950 or $27.86 per hour which is 5% more than the Georgia average salary of $54,710.

AverageAugusta-Richmond CountyGeorgia% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.86$26.305.93%
Annual Salary$57,950$54,7105.92%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Augusta-Richmond County Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,950 or $27.86 per hour which is 6% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageAugusta-Richmond CountyU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.86$29.96-7.01%
Annual Salary$57,950$62,310-7.00%
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 Augusta-Richmond County earns an average annual salary of $63,716 which compares to the Georgia average annual salary of $54,710. per year.

Cost-of-living in Augusta-Richmond County is 9% less than the Georgia average, which means Augusta-Richmond 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.
  • Augusta-Richmond County average salary is $57,950.
  • Augusta-Richmond County cost-of-living adjusted salary is $63,716.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Augusta-Richmond County$57,95090.95%$63,716
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 Augusta-Richmond County, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,720 and $63,580 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 $80,740, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $37,800, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year26Under $37,800
15%2 – 4 years39$37,800 – $47,720
25%5 – 9 years65$47,720 – $57,000
25%10 – 14 years65$57,000 – $63,580
15%15 – 20 years39$57,000 – $80,740
10%20+ years26Above $80,740
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 $57,950, Augusta-Richmond County Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($92,760), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($78,400), and School Psychologists ($72,880).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($45,610), Substance Abuse Counselors ($46,630), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($54,720).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$92,760
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$78,400
School Psychologists$72,880
Health Care Social Workers$57,950
Marriage and Family Therapists$54,720
Substance Abuse Counselors$46,630
Social Workers$45,610
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Augusta-Richmond County Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Augusta-Richmond County is 260.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,950 per year or $27.86 per hour in Augusta-Richmond County.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Augusta-Richmond County Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $63,716 per year or $31 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Augusta-Richmond County are Forensic Psychologists($92,760), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($78,400), School Psychologists($72,880).


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