Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Southeast Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is 310.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Southeast Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $45,000 per year or $21.64 per hour.
  • The percentage of Missouri Health Care Social Workers who work in Southeast Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Southeast Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Southeast Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #10 in Missouri for salary and #11 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in Missouri for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #484 in the nation for salary and #486 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #93 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Missouri

Southeast Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $45,000 or $21.64 per hour which is 12% less than the Missouri average salary of $51,340.

AverageSoutheast Missouri Nonmetropolitan AreaMissouri% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.64$24.69-12.35%
Annual Salary$45,000$51,340-12.35%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Southeast Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $45,000 or $21.64 per hour which is 27% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageSoutheast Missouri Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.64$29.96-27.77%
Annual Salary$45,000$62,310-27.78%
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 Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $52,380 which compares to the Missouri average annual salary of $51,340. per year.

Cost-of-living in Southeast Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the Missouri average, which means Southeast Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • Southeast Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $45,000.
  • Southeast Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $52,380.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Southeast Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area$45,00085.91%$52,380
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 Southeast Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $34,110 and $54,790 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 $62,230, 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 Year31Under $29,140
15%2 – 4 years46$29,140 – $34,110
25%5 – 9 years78$34,110 – $38,890
25%10 – 14 years78$38,890 – $54,790
15%15 – 20 years46$38,890 – $62,230
10%20+ years31Above $62,230
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 $45,000, Southeast Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($64,020).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($39,030), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($39,490).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$64,020
Health Care Social Workers$45,000
Substance Abuse Counselors$39,490
Social Workers$39,030
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Southeast Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Southeast Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is 310.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $45,000 per year or $21.64 per hour in Southeast Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Southeast Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $52,380 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Southeast Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($64,020), Health Care Social Workers($45,000), Substance Abuse Counselors($39,490).


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