Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Baton Rouge is 320.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Baton Rouge earn an average of $57,780 per year or $27.78 per hour.
  • The percentage of Louisiana Health Care Social Workers who work in Baton Rouge is 19%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Baton Rouge is less than 1%.

Rankings for Baton Rouge

  • Ranks #3 in Louisiana for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Louisiana for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #217 in the nation for salary and #184 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #91 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Louisiana

Baton Rouge Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,780 or $27.78 per hour which is 4% more than the Louisiana average salary of $55,060.

AverageBaton RougeLouisiana% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.78$26.474.95%
Annual Salary$57,780$55,0604.94%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Baton Rouge Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,780 or $27.78 per hour which is 7% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageBaton RougeU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.78$29.96-7.28%
Annual Salary$57,780$62,310-7.27%
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 Baton Rouge earns an average annual salary of $61,033 which compares to the Louisiana average annual salary of $55,060. per year.

Cost-of-living in Baton Rouge is 5% less than the Louisiana average, which means Baton Rouge residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Louisiana average.

  • Louisiana average salary is $55,060.
  • Louisiana cost-of-living adjusted salary is $59,383.
  • Baton Rouge average salary is $57,780.
  • Baton Rouge cost-of-living adjusted salary is $61,033.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Baton Rouge$57,78094.67%$61,033
Louisiana$55,06092.72%$59,383
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 Baton Rouge, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,630 and $63,580 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 $37,310, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year32Under $37,310
15%2 – 4 years48$37,310 – $47,630
25%5 – 9 years80$47,630 – $60,110
25%10 – 14 years80$60,110 – $63,580
15%15 – 20 years48$60,110 – $77,670
10%20+ years32Above $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 $57,780, Baton Rouge Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($106,490).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($42,260), and Social Workers ($48,550).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$106,490
Health Care Social Workers$57,780
Social Workers$48,550
Substance Abuse Counselors$42,260
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Baton Rouge Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Baton Rouge is 320.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,780 per year or $27.78 per hour in Baton Rouge.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Baton Rouge Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $61,033 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Baton Rouge are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($106,490), Health Care Social Workers($57,780), Social Workers($48,550).


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