Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Asheville is 170.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Asheville earn an average of $60,030 per year or $28.86 per hour.
  • The percentage of North Carolina Health Care Social Workers who work in Asheville is 6%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Asheville is less than 1%.

Rankings for Asheville

  • Ranks #8 in North Carolina for salary and #5 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #7 in North Carolina for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #166 in the nation for salary and #277 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #181 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to North Carolina

Asheville Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $60,030 or $28.86 per hour which is 4% less than the North Carolina average salary of $62,540.

AverageAshevilleNorth Carolina% Difference
Hourly Wage$28.86$30.07-4.02%
Annual Salary$60,030$62,540-4.01%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Asheville Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $60,030 or $28.86 per hour which is 3% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageAshevilleU.S.%
Hourly Wage$28.86$29.96-3.67%
Annual Salary$60,030$62,310-3.66%
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 Asheville earns an average annual salary of $65,186 which compares to the North Carolina average annual salary of $62,540. per year.

Cost-of-living in Asheville is 8% less than the North Carolina average, which means Asheville residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to North Carolina average.

  • North Carolina average salary is $62,540.
  • North Carolina cost-of-living adjusted salary is $68,097.
  • Asheville average salary is $60,030.
  • Asheville cost-of-living adjusted salary is $65,186.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Asheville$60,03092.09%$65,186
North Carolina$62,54091.84%$68,097
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 Asheville, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $49,040 and $63,580 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 $77,670, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $46,950, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year17Under $46,950
15%2 – 4 years26$46,950 – $49,040
25%5 – 9 years42$49,040 – $61,690
25%10 – 14 years42$61,690 – $63,580
15%15 – 20 years26$61,690 – $77,670
10%20+ years17Above $77,670
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 $60,030, Asheville Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($88,130), and Psychology Teachers ($66,690).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($47,850), Social Workers ($48,640), Substance Abuse Counselors ($51,680), and School Psychologists ($56,800).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$88,130
Psychology Teachers$66,690
Health Care Social Workers$60,030
School Psychologists$56,800
Substance Abuse Counselors$51,680
Social Workers$48,640
Marriage and Family Therapists$47,850
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Asheville Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Asheville is 170.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $60,030 per year or $28.86 per hour in Asheville.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Asheville Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $65,186 per year or $31 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Asheville are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($88,130), Psychology Teachers($66,690), Health Care Social Workers($60,030).


Additional Salary Reports for Health Care Social Workers in North Carolina cities and Metros and U.S. States.

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