Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Worcester is 1,020.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Worcester earn an average of $65,950 per year or $31.71 per hour.
  • The percentage of Massachusetts Health Care Social Workers who work in Worcester is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Worcester is 1%.

Rankings for Worcester

  • Ranks #4 in Massachusetts for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Massachusetts for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #77 in the nation for salary and #22 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #35 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Massachusetts

Worcester Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $65,950 or $31.71 per hour which is 2% more than the Massachusetts average salary of $64,250.

AverageWorcesterMassachusetts% Difference
Hourly Wage$31.71$30.892.65%
Annual Salary$65,950$64,2502.65%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Worcester Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $65,950 or $31.71 per hour which is 5% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageWorcesterU.S.%
Hourly Wage$31.71$29.965.84%
Annual Salary$65,950$62,3105.84%
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 Worcester earns an average annual salary of $60,666 which compares to the Massachusetts average annual salary of $64,250. per year.

Cost-of-living in Worcester is 9% higher than the Massachusetts average, which means Worcester residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Massachusetts average.

  • Massachusetts average salary is $64,250.
  • Massachusetts cost-of-living adjusted salary is $59,801.
  • Worcester average salary is $65,950.
  • Worcester cost-of-living adjusted salary is $60,666.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Worcester$65,950108.71%$60,666
Massachusetts$64,250107.44%$59,801
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 Worcester, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $49,070 and $77,460 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 $98,520, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $39,280, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year102Under $39,280
15%2 – 4 years153$39,280 – $49,070
25%5 – 9 years255$49,070 – $61,920
25%10 – 14 years255$61,920 – $77,460
15%15 – 20 years153$61,920 – $98,520
10%20+ years102Above $98,520
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 $65,950, Worcester Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($96,090), School Psychologists ($93,130), and Psychology Teachers ($91,780).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($50,160), Substance Abuse Counselors ($54,500), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($60,880).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$96,090
School Psychologists$93,130
Psychology Teachers$91,780
Health Care Social Workers$65,950
Marriage and Family Therapists$60,880
Substance Abuse Counselors$54,500
Social Workers$50,160
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Worcester Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Worcester is 1,020.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $65,950 per year or $31.71 per hour in Worcester.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Worcester Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $60,666 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Worcester are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($96,090), School Psychologists($93,130), Psychology Teachers($91,780).


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