Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area is 130.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $52,810 per year or $25.39 per hour.
  • The percentage of Kentucky Health Care Social Workers who work in Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area is 8%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #4 in Kentucky for salary and #8 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in Kentucky for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #374 in the nation for salary and #478 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #239 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Kentucky

Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $52,810 or $25.39 per hour which is 4% less than the Kentucky average salary of $55,540.

AverageCentral Kentucky Nonmetropolitan AreaKentucky% Difference
Hourly Wage$25.39$26.70-4.91%
Annual Salary$52,810$55,540-4.92%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $52,810 or $25.39 per hour which is 15% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageCentral Kentucky Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$25.39$29.96-15.25%
Annual Salary$52,810$62,310-15.25%
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 Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $61,393 which compares to the Kentucky average annual salary of $55,540. per year.

Cost-of-living in Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the Kentucky average, which means Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Kentucky average.

  • Kentucky average salary is $55,540.
  • Kentucky cost-of-living adjusted salary is $61,862.
  • Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $52,810.
  • Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $61,393.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area$52,81086.02%$61,393
Kentucky$55,54089.78%$61,862
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 Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $38,840 and $61,420 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 $77,670, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $36,690, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year13Under $36,690
15%2 – 4 years20$36,690 – $38,840
25%5 – 9 years32$38,840 – $48,730
25%10 – 14 years32$48,730 – $61,420
15%15 – 20 years20$48,730 – $77,670
10%20+ years13Above $77,670
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 $52,810, Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($64,210), School Psychologists ($60,440), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($58,540).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($41,440), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($42,740).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$64,210
School Psychologists$60,440
Marriage and Family Therapists$58,540
Health Care Social Workers$52,810
Substance Abuse Counselors$42,740
Social Workers$41,440
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area is 130.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $52,810 per year or $25.39 per hour in Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $61,393 per year or $30 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area are Psychology Teachers($64,210), School Psychologists($60,440), Marriage and Family Therapists($58,540).


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

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