Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Mountain North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area is 80.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Mountain North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $51,090 per year or $24.56 per hour.
  • The percentage of North Carolina Health Care Social Workers who work in Mountain North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Mountain North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Mountain North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #15 in North Carolina for salary and #18 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #11 in North Carolina for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #409 in the nation for salary and #459 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #343 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to North Carolina

Mountain North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $51,090 or $24.56 per hour which is 18% less than the North Carolina average salary of $62,540.

AverageMountain North Carolina Nonmetropolitan AreaNorth Carolina% Difference
Hourly Wage$24.56$30.07-18.32%
Annual Salary$51,090$62,540-18.31%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Mountain North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $51,090 or $24.56 per hour which is 18% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageMountain North Carolina Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$24.56$29.96-18.02%
Annual Salary$51,090$62,310-18.01%
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 Mountain North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $59,111 which compares to the North Carolina average annual salary of $62,540. per year.

Cost-of-living in Mountain North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the North Carolina average, which means Mountain North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • Mountain North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $51,090.
  • Mountain North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $59,111.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Mountain North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area$51,09086.43%$59,111
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 Mountain North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $43,140 and $60,110 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 $62,520, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $36,900, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year8Under $36,900
15%2 – 4 years12$36,900 – $43,140
25%5 – 9 years20$43,140 – $48,290
25%10 – 14 years20$48,290 – $60,110
15%15 – 20 years12$48,290 – $62,520
10%20+ years8Above $62,520
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 $51,090, Mountain North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($86,310), Psychology Teachers ($78,310), School Psychologists ($55,570), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($53,930).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($46,940).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$86,310
Psychology Teachers$78,310
School Psychologists$55,570
Substance Abuse Counselors$53,930
Health Care Social Workers$51,090
Social Workers$46,940
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Mountain North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Mountain North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area is 80.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $51,090 per year or $24.56 per hour in Mountain North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Mountain North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,111 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Mountain North Carolina Nonmetropolitan Area are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($86,310), Psychology Teachers($78,310), School Psychologists($55,570).


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

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