Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Kansas City is 1,630.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Kansas City earn an average of $57,610 per year or $27.70 per hour.
  • The percentage of Missouri Health Care Social Workers who work in Kansas City is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Kansas City is 1%.

Rankings for Kansas City

  • Ranks #1 in Missouri for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Missouri for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #223 in the nation for salary and #183 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #22 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Missouri

Kansas City Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,610 or $27.70 per hour which is 12% more than the Missouri average salary of $51,340.

AverageKansas CityMissouri% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.70$24.6912.19%
Annual Salary$57,610$51,34012.21%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Kansas City Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,610 or $27.70 per hour which is 7% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageKansas CityU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.70$29.96-7.54%
Annual Salary$57,610$62,310-7.54%
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 Kansas City earns an average annual salary of $60,834 which compares to the Missouri average annual salary of $51,340. per year.

Cost-of-living in Kansas City is 5% less than the Missouri average, which means Kansas City 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.
  • Kansas City average salary is $57,610.
  • Kansas City cost-of-living adjusted salary is $60,834.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Kansas City$57,61094.70%$60,834
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 Kansas City, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $40,160 and $64,340 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 $80,110, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $37,020, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year163Under $37,020
15%2 – 4 years244$37,020 – $40,160
25%5 – 9 years408$40,160 – $59,600
25%10 – 14 years408$59,600 – $64,340
15%15 – 20 years244$59,600 – $80,110
10%20+ years163Above $80,110
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 $57,610, Kansas City Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($102,910), Forensic Psychologists ($98,810), School Psychologists ($83,510), and Psychology Teachers ($71,620).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($45,770), Substance Abuse Counselors ($47,720), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($49,640).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$102,910
Forensic Psychologists$98,810
School Psychologists$83,510
Psychology Teachers$71,620
Health Care Social Workers$57,610
Marriage and Family Therapists$49,640
Substance Abuse Counselors$47,720
Social Workers$45,770
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Kansas City Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Kansas City is 1,630.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,610 per year or $27.70 per hour in Kansas City.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Kansas City Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $60,834 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Kansas City are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($102,910), Forensic Psychologists($98,810), School Psychologists($83,510).


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