Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Raleigh is 360.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Raleigh earn an average of $68,200 per year or $32.79 per hour.
  • The percentage of North Carolina Health Care Social Workers who work in Raleigh is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Raleigh is less than 1%.

Rankings for Raleigh

  • Ranks #1 in North Carolina for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in North Carolina for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #58 in the nation for salary and #160 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #81 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to North Carolina

Raleigh Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $68,200 or $32.79 per hour which is 9% more than the North Carolina average salary of $62,540.

AverageRaleighNorth Carolina% Difference
Hourly Wage$32.79$30.079.05%
Annual Salary$68,200$62,5409.05%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Raleigh Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $68,200 or $32.79 per hour which is 9% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageRaleighU.S.%
Hourly Wage$32.79$29.969.45%
Annual Salary$68,200$62,3109.45%
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 Raleigh earns an average annual salary of $71,294 which compares to the North Carolina average annual salary of $62,540. per year.

Cost-of-living in Raleigh is 4% less than the North Carolina average, which means Raleigh 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.
  • Raleigh average salary is $68,200.
  • Raleigh cost-of-living adjusted salary is $71,294.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Raleigh$68,20095.66%$71,294
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 Raleigh, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $51,070 and $78,310 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 $90,590, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $49,070, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year36Under $49,070
15%2 – 4 years54$49,070 – $51,070
25%5 – 9 years90$51,070 – $63,550
25%10 – 14 years90$63,550 – $78,310
15%15 – 20 years54$63,550 – $90,590
10%20+ years36Above $90,590
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 $68,200, Raleigh Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($100,280), and School Psychologists ($76,830).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($48,450), Social Workers ($52,760), Substance Abuse Counselors ($58,070), and Psychology Teachers ($62,040).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$100,280
School Psychologists$76,830
Health Care Social Workers$68,200
Psychology Teachers$62,040
Substance Abuse Counselors$58,070
Social Workers$52,760
Marriage and Family Therapists$48,450
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Raleigh Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Raleigh is 360.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $68,200 per year or $32.79 per hour in Raleigh.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Raleigh Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $71,294 per year or $34 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Raleigh are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($100,280), School Psychologists($76,830), Health Care Social Workers($68,200).


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

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