Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Southwest Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area is 30.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Southwest Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $54,160 per year or $26.04 per hour.
  • The percentage of Louisiana Health Care Social Workers who work in Southwest Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Southwest Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Southwest Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #8 in Louisiana for salary and #12 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #12 in Louisiana for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #331 in the nation for salary and #490 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #495 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Louisiana

Southwest Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,160 or $26.04 per hour which is 1% less than the Louisiana average salary of $55,060.

AverageSouthwest Louisiana Nonmetropolitan AreaLouisiana% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.04$26.47-1.62%
Annual Salary$54,160$55,060-1.63%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Southwest Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,160 or $26.04 per hour which is 13% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageSouthwest Louisiana Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.04$29.96-13.08%
Annual Salary$54,160$62,310-13.08%
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 Southwest Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $63,101 which compares to the Louisiana average annual salary of $55,060. per year.

Cost-of-living in Southwest Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the Louisiana average, which means Southwest 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.
  • Southwest Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $54,160.
  • Southwest Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $63,101.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Southwest Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area$54,16085.83%$63,101
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 Southwest Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $43,500 and $61,870 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 $69,280, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $33,030, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year3Under $33,030
15%2 – 4 years4$33,030 – $43,500
25%5 – 9 years8$43,500 – $54,260
25%10 – 14 years8$54,260 – $61,870
15%15 – 20 years4$54,260 – $69,280
10%20+ years3Above $69,280
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 ($31,850).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$54,160
Substance Abuse Counselors$31,850
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Southwest Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Southwest Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area is 30.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,160 per year or $26.04 per hour in Southwest Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Southwest Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $63,101 per year or $30 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Southwest Louisiana Nonmetropolitan Area are Health Care Social Workers($54,160), Substance Abuse Counselors($31,850),


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