Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in West Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area is 110.
  • Health Care Social Workers in West Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $51,730 per year or $24.87 per hour.
  • The percentage of Kentucky Health Care Social Workers who work in West Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in West Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for West Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #7 in Kentucky for salary and #6 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in Kentucky for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #398 in the nation for salary and #477 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #263 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Kentucky

West Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $51,730 or $24.87 per hour which is 6% less than the Kentucky average salary of $55,540.

AverageWest Kentucky Nonmetropolitan AreaKentucky% Difference
Hourly Wage$24.87$26.70-6.85%
Annual Salary$51,730$55,540-6.86%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

West Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $51,730 or $24.87 per hour which is 16% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageWest Kentucky Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$24.87$29.96-16.99%
Annual Salary$51,730$62,310-16.98%
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 West Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $60,137 which compares to the Kentucky average annual salary of $55,540. per year.

Cost-of-living in West Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the Kentucky average, which means West 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.
  • West Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $51,730.
  • West Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $60,137.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
West Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area$51,73086.02%$60,137
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 West Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $39,380 and $61,590 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 $63,580, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $36,650, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year11Under $36,650
15%2 – 4 years16$36,650 – $39,380
25%5 – 9 years28$39,380 – $49,570
25%10 – 14 years28$49,570 – $61,590
15%15 – 20 years16$49,570 – $63,580
10%20+ years11Above $63,580
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 $51,730, West Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($62,300), and Psychology Teachers ($58,330).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($40,710), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($46,160).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$62,300
Psychology Teachers$58,330
Health Care Social Workers$51,730
Substance Abuse Counselors$46,160
Social Workers$40,710
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for West Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in West Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area is 110.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $51,730 per year or $24.87 per hour in West Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in West Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $60,137 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in West Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area are School Psychologists($62,300), Psychology Teachers($58,330), Health Care Social Workers($51,730).


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