Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Lafayette-West Lafayette is 150.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Lafayette-West Lafayette earn an average of $62,060 per year or $29.84 per hour.
  • The percentage of Indiana Health Care Social Workers who work in Lafayette-West Lafayette is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Lafayette-West Lafayette is less than 1%.

Rankings for Lafayette-West Lafayette

  • Ranks #1 in Indiana for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #8 in Indiana for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #135 in the nation for salary and #266 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #203 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Indiana

Lafayette-West Lafayette Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,060 or $29.84 per hour which is 9% more than the Indiana average salary of $56,460.

AverageLafayette-West LafayetteIndiana% Difference
Hourly Wage$29.84$27.149.95%
Annual Salary$62,060$56,4609.92%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Lafayette-West Lafayette Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,060 or $29.84 per hour which is 0% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageLafayette-West LafayetteU.S.%
Hourly Wage$29.84$29.96-0.40%
Annual Salary$62,060$62,310-0.40%
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 Lafayette-West Lafayette earns an average annual salary of $67,288 which compares to the Indiana average annual salary of $56,460. per year.

Cost-of-living in Lafayette-West Lafayette is 8% less than the Indiana average, which means Lafayette-West Lafayette residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Indiana average.

  • Indiana average salary is $56,460.
  • Indiana cost-of-living adjusted salary is $61,038.
  • Lafayette-West Lafayette average salary is $62,060.
  • Lafayette-West Lafayette cost-of-living adjusted salary is $67,288.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Lafayette-West Lafayette$62,06092.23%$67,288
Indiana$56,46092.50%$61,038
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 Lafayette-West Lafayette, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,040 and $77,860 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 $98,470, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $30,730, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year15Under $30,730
15%2 – 4 years22$30,730 – $47,040
25%5 – 9 years38$47,040 – $61,120
25%10 – 14 years38$61,120 – $77,860
15%15 – 20 years22$61,120 – $98,470
10%20+ years15Above $98,470
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 $62,060, Lafayette-West Lafayette Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($84,340).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($42,760), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($45,580).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$84,340
Health Care Social Workers$62,060
Substance Abuse Counselors$45,580
Social Workers$42,760
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Lafayette-West Lafayette Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Lafayette-West Lafayette is 150.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,060 per year or $29.84 per hour in Lafayette-West Lafayette.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Lafayette-West Lafayette Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $67,288 per year or $32 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Lafayette-West Lafayette are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($84,340), Health Care Social Workers($62,060), Substance Abuse Counselors($45,580).


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