Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Central Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area is 60.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Central Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $60,860 per year or $29.26 per hour.
  • The percentage of Louisiana Health Care Social Workers who work in Central Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Central Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Central Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #2 in Louisiana for salary and #10 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #7 in Louisiana for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #153 in the nation for salary and #488 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #388 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Louisiana

Central Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $60,860 or $29.26 per hour which is 10% more than the Louisiana average salary of $55,060.

AverageCentral Louisiana Nonmetropolitan AreaLouisiana% Difference
Hourly Wage$29.26$26.4710.54%
Annual Salary$60,860$55,06010.53%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Central Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $60,860 or $29.26 per hour which is 2% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageCentral Louisiana Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$29.26$29.96-2.34%
Annual Salary$60,860$62,310-2.33%
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 Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $70,908 which compares to the Louisiana average annual salary of $55,060. per year.

Cost-of-living in Central Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the Louisiana average, which means Central Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • Central Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $60,860.
  • Central Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $70,908.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Central Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area$60,86085.83%$70,908
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 Central Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $49,570 and $63,350 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 $80,730, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $43,500, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year6Under $43,500
15%2 – 4 years9$43,500 – $49,570
25%5 – 9 years15$49,570 – $59,750
25%10 – 14 years15$59,750 – $63,350
15%15 – 20 years9$59,750 – $80,730
10%20+ years6Above $80,730
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 Substance Abuse Counselors ($31,560).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$60,860
Substance Abuse Counselors$31,560
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Central Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Central Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area is 60.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $60,860 per year or $29.26 per hour in Central Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Central Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $70,908 per year or $34 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Central Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area are Health Care Social Workers($60,860), Substance Abuse Counselors($31,560),


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