Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Southeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area is 170.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Southeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $55,900 per year or $26.88 per hour.
  • The percentage of Mississippi Health Care Social Workers who work in Southeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area is 14%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Southeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Southeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #3 in Mississippi for salary and #6 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Mississippi for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #272 in the nation for salary and #504 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #176 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Mississippi

Southeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,900 or $26.88 per hour which is 1% more than the Mississippi average salary of $54,810.

AverageSoutheast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan AreaMississippi% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.88$26.352.01%
Annual Salary$55,900$54,8101.99%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Southeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,900 or $26.88 per hour which is 10% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageSoutheast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.88$29.96-10.28%
Annual Salary$55,900$62,310-10.29%
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 Southeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $65,990 which compares to the Mississippi average annual salary of $54,810. per year.

Cost-of-living in Southeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area is 15% less than the Mississippi average, which means Southeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Mississippi average.

  • Mississippi average salary is $54,810.
  • Mississippi cost-of-living adjusted salary is $62,440.
  • Southeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $55,900.
  • Southeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $65,990.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Southeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area$55,90084.71%$65,990
Mississippi$54,81087.78%$62,440
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 Southeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $39,140 and $61,010 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 $77,280, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $37,160, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year17Under $37,160
15%2 – 4 years26$37,160 – $39,140
25%5 – 9 years42$39,140 – $56,540
25%10 – 14 years42$56,540 – $61,010
15%15 – 20 years26$56,540 – $77,280
10%20+ years17Above $77,280
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 $55,900, Southeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($60,230).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($36,700), and Social Workers ($37,570).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$60,230
Health Care Social Workers$55,900
Social Workers$37,570
Substance Abuse Counselors$36,700
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Southeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Southeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area is 170.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,900 per year or $26.88 per hour in Southeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Southeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $65,990 per year or $32 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Southeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area are School Psychologists($60,230), Health Care Social Workers($55,900), Social Workers($37,570).


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

Official Data Sources for Health Care Social Workers: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data