Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson is 1,880.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson earn an average of $64,060 per year or $30.80 per hour.
  • The percentage of Maryland Health Care Social Workers who work in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson is 100%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson is 1%.

Rankings for Baltimore-Columbia-Towson

  • Ranks #1 in Maryland for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Maryland for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #99 in the nation for salary and #33 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #20 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Maryland

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $64,060 or $30.80 per hour which is 2% more than the Maryland average salary of $62,560.

AverageBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMaryland% Difference
Hourly Wage$30.80$30.082.39%
Annual Salary$64,060$62,5602.40%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $64,060 or $30.80 per hour which is 2% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonU.S.%
Hourly Wage$30.80$29.962.80%
Annual Salary$64,060$62,3102.81%
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 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson earns an average annual salary of $60,772 which compares to the Maryland average annual salary of $62,560. per year.

Cost-of-living in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson is 5% higher than the Maryland average, which means Baltimore-Columbia-Towson residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Maryland average.

  • Maryland average salary is $62,560.
  • Maryland cost-of-living adjusted salary is $58,758.
  • Baltimore-Columbia-Towson average salary is $64,060.
  • Baltimore-Columbia-Towson cost-of-living adjusted salary is $60,772.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson$64,060105.41%$60,772
Maryland$62,560106.47%$58,758
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 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $49,940 and $77,670 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 $81,410, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $39,940, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year188Under $39,940
15%2 – 4 years282$39,940 – $49,940
25%5 – 9 years470$49,940 – $62,100
25%10 – 14 years470$62,100 – $77,670
15%15 – 20 years282$62,100 – $81,410
10%20+ years188Above $81,410
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 $64,060, Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($112,960), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($90,860), School Psychologists ($86,030), and Psychology Teachers ($80,940).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($55,670), Marriage and Family Therapists ($57,180), and Social Workers ($63,150).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$112,960
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$90,860
School Psychologists$86,030
Psychology Teachers$80,940
Health Care Social Workers$64,060
Social Workers$63,150
Marriage and Family Therapists$57,180
Substance Abuse Counselors$55,670
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson is 1,880.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $64,060 per year or $30.80 per hour in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $60,772 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson are Forensic Psychologists($112,960), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($90,860), School Psychologists($86,030).


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