Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Joplin is 140.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Joplin earn an average of $44,920 per year or $21.60 per hour.
  • The percentage of Missouri Health Care Social Workers who work in Joplin is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Joplin is less than 1%.

Rankings for Joplin

  • Ranks #11 in Missouri for salary and #8 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #8 in Missouri for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #485 in the nation for salary and #439 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #216 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Missouri

Joplin Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $44,920 or $21.60 per hour which is 12% less than the Missouri average salary of $51,340.

AverageJoplinMissouri% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.60$24.69-12.52%
Annual Salary$44,920$51,340-12.50%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Joplin Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $44,920 or $21.60 per hour which is 27% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageJoplinU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.60$29.96-27.90%
Annual Salary$44,920$62,310-27.91%
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 Joplin earns an average annual salary of $51,337 which compares to the Missouri average annual salary of $51,340. per year.

Cost-of-living in Joplin is 13% less than the Missouri average, which means Joplin residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Missouri average.

  • Missouri average salary is $51,340.
  • Missouri cost-of-living adjusted salary is $55,509.
  • Joplin average salary is $44,920.
  • Joplin cost-of-living adjusted salary is $51,337.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Joplin$44,92087.50%$51,337
Missouri$51,34092.49%$55,509
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 Joplin, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $33,420 and $55,130 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 $63,730, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $29,140, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year14Under $29,140
15%2 – 4 years21$29,140 – $33,420
25%5 – 9 years35$33,420 – $42,760
25%10 – 14 years35$42,760 – $55,130
15%15 – 20 years21$42,760 – $63,730
10%20+ years14Above $63,730
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 ($39,220), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($41,200).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$44,920
Substance Abuse Counselors$41,200
Social Workers$39,220
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Joplin Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Joplin is 140.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $44,920 per year or $21.60 per hour in Joplin.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Joplin Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $51,337 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Joplin are Health Care Social Workers($44,920), Substance Abuse Counselors($41,200), Social Workers($39,220).


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

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