Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Lawrence is 40.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Lawrence earn an average of $61,880 per year or $29.75 per hour.
  • The percentage of Kansas Health Care Social Workers who work in Lawrence is 3%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Lawrence is less than 1%.

Rankings for Lawrence

  • Ranks #3 in Kansas for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in Kansas for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #141 in the nation for salary and #226 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #475 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Kansas

Lawrence Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $61,880 or $29.75 per hour which is 3% more than the Kansas average salary of $59,940.

AverageLawrenceKansas% Difference
Hourly Wage$29.75$28.823.23%
Annual Salary$61,880$59,9403.24%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Lawrence Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $61,880 or $29.75 per hour which is 0% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageLawrenceU.S.%
Hourly Wage$29.75$29.96-0.70%
Annual Salary$61,880$62,310-0.69%
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 Lawrence earns an average annual salary of $66,366 which compares to the Kansas average annual salary of $59,940. per year.

Cost-of-living in Lawrence is 7% less than the Kansas average, which means Lawrence residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Kansas average.

  • Kansas average salary is $59,940.
  • Kansas cost-of-living adjusted salary is $64,898.
  • Lawrence average salary is $61,880.
  • Lawrence cost-of-living adjusted salary is $66,366.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Lawrence$61,88093.24%$66,366
Kansas$59,94092.36%$64,898
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 Lawrence, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $60,110 and $70,860 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 $77,390, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $38,300, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year4Under $38,300
15%2 – 4 years6$38,300 – $60,110
25%5 – 9 years10$60,110 – $61,780
25%10 – 14 years10$61,780 – $70,860
15%15 – 20 years6$61,780 – $77,390
10%20+ years4Above $77,390
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 $61,880, Lawrence Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($83,110).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($45,100), Substance Abuse Counselors ($47,740), and School Psychologists ($59,070).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$83,110
Health Care Social Workers$61,880
School Psychologists$59,070
Substance Abuse Counselors$47,740
Social Workers$45,100
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Lawrence Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Lawrence is 40.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $61,880 per year or $29.75 per hour in Lawrence.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Lawrence Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $66,366 per year or $32 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Lawrence are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($83,110), Health Care Social Workers($61,880), School Psychologists($59,070).


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