Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Albany-Schenectady-Troy is 980.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Albany-Schenectady-Troy earn an average of $55,210 per year or $26.54 per hour.
  • The percentage of New York Health Care Social Workers who work in Albany-Schenectady-Troy is 4%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Albany-Schenectady-Troy is 1%.

Rankings for Albany-Schenectady-Troy

  • Ranks #2 in New York for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in New York for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #295 in the nation for salary and #75 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #39 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to New York

Albany-Schenectady-Troy Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,210 or $26.54 per hour which is 10% less than the New York average salary of $61,680.

AverageAlbany-Schenectady-TroyNew York% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.54$29.66-10.52%
Annual Salary$55,210$61,680-10.49%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Albany-Schenectady-Troy Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,210 or $26.54 per hour which is 11% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageAlbany-Schenectady-TroyU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.54$29.96-11.42%
Annual Salary$55,210$62,310-11.39%
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 Albany-Schenectady-Troy earns an average annual salary of $55,045 which compares to the New York average annual salary of $61,680. per year.

Cost-of-living in Albany-Schenectady-Troy is 0% higher than the New York average, which means Albany-Schenectady-Troy residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to New York average.

  • New York average salary is $61,680.
  • New York cost-of-living adjusted salary is $55,966.
  • Albany-Schenectady-Troy average salary is $55,210.
  • Albany-Schenectady-Troy cost-of-living adjusted salary is $55,045.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Albany-Schenectady-Troy$55,210100.30%$55,045
New York$61,680110.21%$55,966
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 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $41,760 and $62,410 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 $78,780, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $37,240, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year98Under $37,240
15%2 – 4 years147$37,240 – $41,760
25%5 – 9 years245$41,760 – $49,550
25%10 – 14 years245$49,550 – $62,410
15%15 – 20 years147$49,550 – $78,780
10%20+ years98Above $78,780
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 $55,210, Albany-Schenectady-Troy Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($108,810), Forensic Psychologists ($102,080), Psychology Teachers ($88,430), School Psychologists ($75,090), and Social Workers ($63,920).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($52,880).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$108,810
Forensic Psychologists$102,080
Psychology Teachers$88,430
School Psychologists$75,090
Social Workers$63,920
Health Care Social Workers$55,210
Substance Abuse Counselors$52,880
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Albany-Schenectady-Troy Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Albany-Schenectady-Troy is 980.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,210 per year or $26.54 per hour in Albany-Schenectady-Troy.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Albany-Schenectady-Troy Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,045 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Albany-Schenectady-Troy are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($108,810), Forensic Psychologists($102,080), Psychology Teachers($88,430).


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