Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Lexington-Fayette is 280.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Lexington-Fayette earn an average of $59,910 per year or $28.80 per hour.
  • The percentage of Kentucky Health Care Social Workers who work in Lexington-Fayette is 17%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Lexington-Fayette is less than 1%.

Rankings for Lexington-Fayette

  • Ranks #1 in Kentucky for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Kentucky for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #168 in the nation for salary and #231 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #97 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Kentucky

Lexington-Fayette Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,910 or $28.80 per hour which is 7% more than the Kentucky average salary of $55,540.

AverageLexington-FayetteKentucky% Difference
Hourly Wage$28.80$26.707.87%
Annual Salary$59,910$55,5407.87%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Lexington-Fayette Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,910 or $28.80 per hour which is 3% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageLexington-FayetteU.S.%
Hourly Wage$28.80$29.96-3.87%
Annual Salary$59,910$62,310-3.85%
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 Lexington-Fayette earns an average annual salary of $64,316 which compares to the Kentucky average annual salary of $55,540. per year.

Cost-of-living in Lexington-Fayette is 7% less than the Kentucky average, which means Lexington-Fayette 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.
  • Lexington-Fayette average salary is $59,910.
  • Lexington-Fayette cost-of-living adjusted salary is $64,316.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Lexington-Fayette$59,91093.15%$64,316
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 Lexington-Fayette, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $49,000 and $63,730 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 $77,650, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $40,820, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year28Under $40,820
15%2 – 4 years42$40,820 – $49,000
25%5 – 9 years70$49,000 – $61,760
25%10 – 14 years70$61,760 – $63,730
15%15 – 20 years42$61,760 – $77,650
10%20+ years28Above $77,650
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 $59,910, Lexington-Fayette Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($86,440), Psychology Teachers ($68,470), and School Psychologists ($68,000).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($46,950), Social Workers ($49,010), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($53,730).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$86,440
Psychology Teachers$68,470
School Psychologists$68,000
Health Care Social Workers$59,910
Marriage and Family Therapists$53,730
Social Workers$49,010
Substance Abuse Counselors$46,950
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Lexington-Fayette Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Lexington-Fayette is 280.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,910 per year or $28.80 per hour in Lexington-Fayette.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Lexington-Fayette Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $64,316 per year or $31 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Lexington-Fayette are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($86,440), Psychology Teachers($68,470), School Psychologists($68,000).


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