Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area is 190.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $52,760 per year or $25.36 per hour.
  • The percentage of Indiana Health Care Social Workers who work in Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area is 4%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #9 in Indiana for salary and #14 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in Indiana for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #377 in the nation for salary and #411 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #162 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Indiana

Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $52,760 or $25.36 per hour which is 6% less than the Indiana average salary of $56,460.

AverageSouthern Indiana Nonmetropolitan AreaIndiana% Difference
Hourly Wage$25.36$27.14-6.56%
Annual Salary$52,760$56,460-6.55%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $52,760 or $25.36 per hour which is 15% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageSouthern Indiana Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$25.36$29.96-15.35%
Annual Salary$52,760$62,310-15.33%
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 Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $59,927 which compares to the Indiana average annual salary of $56,460. per year.

Cost-of-living in Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area is 12% less than the Indiana average, which means Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $52,760.
  • Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $59,927.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area$52,76088.04%$59,927
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 Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $45,660 and $61,630 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 $76,090, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $36,840, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year19Under $36,840
15%2 – 4 years28$36,840 – $45,660
25%5 – 9 years48$45,660 – $48,890
25%10 – 14 years48$48,890 – $61,630
15%15 – 20 years28$48,890 – $76,090
10%20+ years19Above $76,090
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 $52,760, Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($104,790), and School Psychologists ($65,660).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($42,800), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($47,030).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$104,790
School Psychologists$65,660
Health Care Social Workers$52,760
Substance Abuse Counselors$47,030
Social Workers$42,800
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area is 190.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $52,760 per year or $25.36 per hour in Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,927 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Southern Indiana Nonmetropolitan Area are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($104,790), School Psychologists($65,660), Health Care Social Workers($52,760).


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

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