Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Gainesville is 80.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Gainesville earn an average of $53,860 per year or $25.90 per hour.
  • The percentage of Georgia Health Care Social Workers who work in Gainesville is 2%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Gainesville is less than 1%.

Rankings for Gainesville

  • Ranks #7 in Georgia for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #11 in Georgia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #342 in the nation for salary and #232 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #344 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Georgia

Gainesville Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $53,860 or $25.90 per hour which is 1% less than the Georgia average salary of $54,710.

AverageGainesvilleGeorgia% Difference
Hourly Wage$25.90$26.30-1.52%
Annual Salary$53,860$54,710-1.55%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Gainesville Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $53,860 or $25.90 per hour which is 13% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageGainesvilleU.S.%
Hourly Wage$25.90$29.96-13.55%
Annual Salary$53,860$62,310-13.56%
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 Gainesville earns an average annual salary of $57,883 which compares to the Georgia average annual salary of $54,710. per year.

Cost-of-living in Gainesville is 7% less than the Georgia average, which means Gainesville 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.
  • Gainesville average salary is $53,860.
  • Gainesville cost-of-living adjusted salary is $57,883.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Gainesville$53,86093.05%$57,883
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 Gainesville, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $42,000 and $61,390 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 $76,450, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $38,550, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year8Under $38,550
15%2 – 4 years12$38,550 – $42,000
25%5 – 9 years20$42,000 – $49,130
25%10 – 14 years20$49,130 – $61,390
15%15 – 20 years12$49,130 – $76,450
10%20+ years8Above $76,450
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 ($43,720), and Social Workers ($47,820).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$53,860
Social Workers$47,820
Substance Abuse Counselors$43,720
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Gainesville Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Gainesville is 80.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $53,860 per year or $25.90 per hour in Gainesville.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Gainesville Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,883 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Gainesville are Health Care Social Workers($53,860), Social Workers($47,820), Substance Abuse Counselors($43,720).


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

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