Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Cincinnati is 1,130.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Cincinnati earn an average of $60,340 per year or $29.01 per hour.
  • The percentage of Ohio Health Care Social Workers who work in Cincinnati is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Cincinnati is 1%.

Rankings for Cincinnati

  • Ranks #2 in Ohio for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Ohio for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #162 in the nation for salary and #215 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #33 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Ohio

Cincinnati Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $60,340 or $29.01 per hour which is 3% more than the Ohio average salary of $58,120.

AverageCincinnatiOhio% Difference
Hourly Wage$29.01$27.943.83%
Annual Salary$60,340$58,1203.82%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Cincinnati Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $60,340 or $29.01 per hour which is 3% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageCincinnatiU.S.%
Hourly Wage$29.01$29.96-3.17%
Annual Salary$60,340$62,310-3.16%
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 Cincinnati earns an average annual salary of $64,549 which compares to the Ohio average annual salary of $58,120. per year.

Cost-of-living in Cincinnati is 7% less than the Ohio average, which means Cincinnati residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Ohio average.

  • Ohio average salary is $58,120.
  • Ohio cost-of-living adjusted salary is $63,388.
  • Cincinnati average salary is $60,340.
  • Cincinnati cost-of-living adjusted salary is $64,549.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Cincinnati$60,34093.48%$64,549
Ohio$58,12091.69%$63,388
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 Cincinnati, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $49,070 and $67,830 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 $78,020, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $39,000, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year113Under $39,000
15%2 – 4 years170$39,000 – $49,070
25%5 – 9 years282$49,070 – $60,910
25%10 – 14 years282$60,910 – $67,830
15%15 – 20 years170$60,910 – $78,020
10%20+ years113Above $78,020
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 $60,340, Cincinnati Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($92,330), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($92,080), Forensic Psychologists ($89,480), School Psychologists ($81,440), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($66,460).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($46,380), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($52,360).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$92,330
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$92,080
Forensic Psychologists$89,480
School Psychologists$81,440
Marriage and Family Therapists$66,460
Health Care Social Workers$60,340
Substance Abuse Counselors$52,360
Social Workers$46,380
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Cincinnati Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Cincinnati is 1,130.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $60,340 per year or $29.01 per hour in Cincinnati.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Cincinnati Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $64,549 per year or $31 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Cincinnati are Psychology Teachers($92,330), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($92,080), Forensic Psychologists($89,480).


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