Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Southwest Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area is 70.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Southwest Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $52,940 per year or $25.45 per hour.
  • The percentage of Mississippi Health Care Social Workers who work in Southwest Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area is 6%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Southwest Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Southwest Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #6 in Mississippi for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in Mississippi for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #367 in the nation for salary and #507 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #360 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Mississippi

Southwest Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $52,940 or $25.45 per hour which is 3% less than the Mississippi average salary of $54,810.

AverageSouthwest Mississippi Nonmetropolitan AreaMississippi% Difference
Hourly Wage$25.45$26.35-3.42%
Annual Salary$52,940$54,810-3.41%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Southwest Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $52,940 or $25.45 per hour which is 15% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageSouthwest Mississippi Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$25.45$29.96-15.05%
Annual Salary$52,940$62,310-15.04%
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 Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $62,496 which compares to the Mississippi average annual salary of $54,810. per year.

Cost-of-living in Southwest Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area is 15% less than the Mississippi average, which means Southwest 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.
  • Southwest Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $52,940.
  • Southwest Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $62,496.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Southwest Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area$52,94084.71%$62,496
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 Southwest Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $38,530 and $61,120 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 $77,040, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $36,110, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year7Under $36,110
15%2 – 4 years10$36,110 – $38,530
25%5 – 9 years18$38,530 – $48,870
25%10 – 14 years18$48,870 – $61,120
15%15 – 20 years10$48,870 – $77,040
10%20+ years7Above $77,040
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 Social Workers ($35,520), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($36,360).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$52,940
Substance Abuse Counselors$36,360
Social Workers$35,520
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Southwest Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Southwest Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area is 70.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $52,940 per year or $25.45 per hour in Southwest Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Southwest Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,496 per year or $30 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Southwest Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area are Health Care Social Workers($52,940), Substance Abuse Counselors($36,360), Social Workers($35,520).


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