Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia is 710.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia earn an average of $62,040 per year or $29.83 per hour.
  • The percentage of North Carolina Health Care Social Workers who work in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia is less than 1%.

Rankings for Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia

  • Ranks #7 in North Carolina for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in North Carolina for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #136 in the nation for salary and #185 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #51 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to North Carolina

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,040 or $29.83 per hour which is almost same as North Carolina average salary of $62,540.

AverageCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNorth Carolina% Difference
Hourly Wage$29.83$30.07-0.80%
Annual Salary$62,040$62,540-0.80%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,040 or $29.83 per hour which is 0% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$29.83$29.96-0.43%
Annual Salary$62,040$62,310-0.43%
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 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia earns an average annual salary of $65,595 which compares to the North Carolina average annual salary of $62,540. per year.

Cost-of-living in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia is 5% less than the North Carolina average, which means Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia 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.
  • Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia average salary is $62,040.
  • Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia cost-of-living adjusted salary is $65,595.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia$62,04094.58%$65,595
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 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $49,980 and $68,800 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 $80,390, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $47,130, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year71Under $47,130
15%2 – 4 years106$47,130 – $49,980
25%5 – 9 years178$49,980 – $62,270
25%10 – 14 years178$62,270 – $68,800
15%15 – 20 years106$62,270 – $80,390
10%20+ years71Above $80,390
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 $62,040, Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($109,930), Forensic Psychologists ($96,540), Psychology Teachers ($76,350), and School Psychologists ($69,530).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($47,560), Social Workers ($53,420), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($53,660).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$109,930
Forensic Psychologists$96,540
Psychology Teachers$76,350
School Psychologists$69,530
Health Care Social Workers$62,040
Substance Abuse Counselors$53,660
Social Workers$53,420
Marriage and Family Therapists$47,560
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia is 710.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,040 per year or $29.83 per hour in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $65,595 per year or $32 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($109,930), Forensic Psychologists($96,540), Psychology Teachers($76,350).


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