Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in St. Joseph is 110.
  • Health Care Social Workers in St. Joseph earn an average of $45,510 per year or $21.88 per hour.
  • The percentage of Missouri Health Care Social Workers who work in St. Joseph is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in St. Joseph is less than 1%.

Rankings for St. Joseph

  • Ranks #9 in Missouri for salary and #6 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #10 in Missouri for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #481 in the nation for salary and #378 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #280 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Missouri

St. Joseph Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $45,510 or $21.88 per hour which is 11% less than the Missouri average salary of $51,340.

AverageSt. JosephMissouri% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.88$24.69-11.38%
Annual Salary$45,510$51,340-11.36%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

St. Joseph Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $45,510 or $21.88 per hour which is 26% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageSt. JosephU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.88$29.96-26.97%
Annual Salary$45,510$62,310-26.96%
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 St. Joseph earns an average annual salary of $51,141 which compares to the Missouri average annual salary of $51,340. per year.

Cost-of-living in St. Joseph is 11% less than the Missouri average, which means St. Joseph 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.
  • St. Joseph average salary is $45,510.
  • St. Joseph cost-of-living adjusted salary is $51,141.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
St. Joseph$45,51088.99%$51,141
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 St. Joseph, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $36,770 and $49,730 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 $63,580, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $35,040, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year11Under $35,040
15%2 – 4 years16$35,040 – $36,770
25%5 – 9 years28$36,770 – $45,700
25%10 – 14 years28$45,700 – $49,730
15%15 – 20 years16$45,700 – $63,580
10%20+ years11Above $63,580
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 ($40,780), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($42,350).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$45,510
Substance Abuse Counselors$42,350
Social Workers$40,780
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for St. Joseph Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in St. Joseph is 110.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $45,510 per year or $21.88 per hour in St. Joseph.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in St. Joseph Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $51,141 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in St. Joseph are Health Care Social Workers($45,510), Substance Abuse Counselors($42,350), Social Workers($40,780).


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