Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Winston-Salem is 220.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Winston-Salem earn an average of $62,720 per year or $30.16 per hour.
  • The percentage of North Carolina Health Care Social Workers who work in Winston-Salem is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Winston-Salem is less than 1%.

Rankings for Winston-Salem

  • Ranks #6 in North Carolina for salary and #13 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in North Carolina for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #119 in the nation for salary and #377 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #131 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to North Carolina

Winston-Salem Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,720 or $30.16 per hour which is almost same as North Carolina average salary of $62,540.

AverageWinston-SalemNorth Carolina% Difference
Hourly Wage$30.16$30.070.30%
Annual Salary$62,720$62,5400.29%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Winston-Salem Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,720 or $30.16 per hour which is 0% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageWinston-SalemU.S.%
Hourly Wage$30.16$29.960.67%
Annual Salary$62,720$62,3100.66%
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 Winston-Salem earns an average annual salary of $70,456 which compares to the North Carolina average annual salary of $62,540. per year.

Cost-of-living in Winston-Salem is 11% less than the North Carolina average, which means Winston-Salem 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.
  • Winston-Salem average salary is $62,720.
  • Winston-Salem cost-of-living adjusted salary is $70,456.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Winston-Salem$62,72089.02%$70,456
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 Winston-Salem, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $49,230 and $74,580 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 $78,220, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $47,120, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year22Under $47,120
15%2 – 4 years33$47,120 – $49,230
25%5 – 9 years55$49,230 – $62,100
25%10 – 14 years55$62,100 – $74,580
15%15 – 20 years33$62,100 – $78,220
10%20+ years22Above $78,220
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 $62,720, Winston-Salem Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($74,310), and School Psychologists ($63,610).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($49,030), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($51,550).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$74,310
School Psychologists$63,610
Health Care Social Workers$62,720
Substance Abuse Counselors$51,550
Social Workers$49,030
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Winston-Salem Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Winston-Salem is 220.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,720 per year or $30.16 per hour in Winston-Salem.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Winston-Salem Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $70,456 per year or $34 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Winston-Salem are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($74,310), School Psychologists($63,610), Health Care Social Workers($62,720).


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

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