Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is 80.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $43,210 per year or $20.77 per hour.
  • The percentage of Missouri Health Care Social Workers who work in Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #12 in Missouri for salary and #12 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #11 in Missouri for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #492 in the nation for salary and #485 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #335 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Missouri

Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $43,210 or $20.77 per hour which is 15% less than the Missouri average salary of $51,340.

AverageSouthwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan AreaMissouri% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.77$24.69-15.88%
Annual Salary$43,210$51,340-15.84%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $43,210 or $20.77 per hour which is 30% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageSouthwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.77$29.96-30.67%
Annual Salary$43,210$62,310-30.65%
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 Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $50,297 which compares to the Missouri average annual salary of $51,340. per year.

Cost-of-living in Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the Missouri average, which means Southwest 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.
  • Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $43,210.
  • Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $50,297.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area$43,21085.91%$50,297
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 Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $33,220 and $49,440 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 $61,690, 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 Year8Under $29,140
15%2 – 4 years12$29,140 – $33,220
25%5 – 9 years20$33,220 – $38,530
25%10 – 14 years20$38,530 – $49,440
15%15 – 20 years12$38,530 – $61,690
10%20+ years8Above $61,690
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 ($38,380), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($39,980).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$43,210
Substance Abuse Counselors$39,980
Social Workers$38,380
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area is 80.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $43,210 per year or $20.77 per hour in Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $50,297 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Southwest Missouri Nonmetropolitan Area are Health Care Social Workers($43,210), Substance Abuse Counselors($39,980), Social Workers($38,380).


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