Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in New Orleans-Metairie is 570.
  • Health Care Social Workers in New Orleans-Metairie earn an average of $53,200 per year or $25.58 per hour.
  • The percentage of Louisiana Health Care Social Workers who work in New Orleans-Metairie is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in New Orleans-Metairie is less than 1%.

Rankings for New Orleans-Metairie

  • Ranks #10 in Louisiana for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Louisiana for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #358 in the nation for salary and #129 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #62 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Louisiana

New Orleans-Metairie Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $53,200 or $25.58 per hour which is 3% less than the Louisiana average salary of $55,060.

AverageNew Orleans-MetairieLouisiana% Difference
Hourly Wage$25.58$26.47-3.36%
Annual Salary$53,200$55,060-3.38%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

New Orleans-Metairie Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $53,200 or $25.58 per hour which is 14% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageNew Orleans-MetairieU.S.%
Hourly Wage$25.58$29.96-14.62%
Annual Salary$53,200$62,310-14.62%
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 New Orleans-Metairie earns an average annual salary of $54,925 which compares to the Louisiana average annual salary of $55,060. per year.

Cost-of-living in New Orleans-Metairie is 3% less than the Louisiana average, which means New Orleans-Metairie 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.
  • New Orleans-Metairie average salary is $53,200.
  • New Orleans-Metairie cost-of-living adjusted salary is $54,925.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
New Orleans-Metairie$53,20096.86%$54,925
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 New Orleans-Metairie, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,040 and $62,100 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 $76,600, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $18,130, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year57Under $18,130
15%2 – 4 years86$18,130 – $47,040
25%5 – 9 years142$47,040 – $60,040
25%10 – 14 years142$60,040 – $62,100
15%15 – 20 years86$60,040 – $76,600
10%20+ years57Above $76,600
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 $53,200, New Orleans-Metairie Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($109,070), Psychology Teachers ($88,660), and Forensic Psychologists ($78,930).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($42,250), and Social Workers ($48,620).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$109,070
Psychology Teachers$88,660
Forensic Psychologists$78,930
Health Care Social Workers$53,200
Social Workers$48,620
Substance Abuse Counselors$42,250
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for New Orleans-Metairie Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in New Orleans-Metairie is 570.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $53,200 per year or $25.58 per hour in New Orleans-Metairie.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in New Orleans-Metairie Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,925 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in New Orleans-Metairie are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($109,070), Psychology Teachers($88,660), Forensic Psychologists($78,930).


Additional Salary Reports for Health Care Social Workers in Louisiana cities and Metros and U.S. States.

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