Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Owensboro is 40.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Owensboro earn an average of $53,340 per year or $25.64 per hour.
  • The percentage of Kentucky Health Care Social Workers who work in Owensboro is 2%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Owensboro is less than 1%.

Rankings for Owensboro

  • Ranks #3 in Kentucky for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #8 in Kentucky for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #355 in the nation for salary and #338 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #485 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Kentucky

Owensboro Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $53,340 or $25.64 per hour which is 3% less than the Kentucky average salary of $55,540.

AverageOwensboroKentucky% Difference
Hourly Wage$25.64$26.70-3.97%
Annual Salary$53,340$55,540-3.96%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Owensboro Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $53,340 or $25.64 per hour which is 14% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageOwensboroU.S.%
Hourly Wage$25.64$29.96-14.42%
Annual Salary$53,340$62,310-14.40%
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 Owensboro earns an average annual salary of $59,161 which compares to the Kentucky average annual salary of $55,540. per year.

Cost-of-living in Owensboro is 10% less than the Kentucky average, which means Owensboro 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.
  • Owensboro average salary is $53,340.
  • Owensboro cost-of-living adjusted salary is $59,161.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Owensboro$53,34090.16%$59,161
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 Owensboro, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $45,490 and $63,190 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 $63,320, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $37,830, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year4Under $37,830
15%2 – 4 years6$37,830 – $45,490
25%5 – 9 years10$45,490 – $50,410
25%10 – 14 years10$50,410 – $63,190
15%15 – 20 years6$50,410 – $63,320
10%20+ years4Above $63,320
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($45,250), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($46,440).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$53,340
Substance Abuse Counselors$46,440
Social Workers$45,250
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Owensboro Health Care Social Workers

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

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $53,340 per year or $25.64 per hour in Owensboro.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Owensboro Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,161 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Owensboro are Health Care Social Workers($53,340), Substance Abuse Counselors($46,440), Social Workers($45,250).


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