Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Columbus is 1,310.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Columbus earn an average of $59,260 per year or $28.49 per hour.
  • The percentage of Ohio Health Care Social Workers who work in Columbus is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Columbus is 1%.

Rankings for Columbus

  • Ranks #4 in Ohio for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Ohio for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #183 in the nation for salary and #197 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #28 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Ohio

Columbus Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,260 or $28.49 per hour which is 1% more than the Ohio average salary of $58,120.

AverageColumbusOhio% Difference
Hourly Wage$28.49$27.941.97%
Annual Salary$59,260$58,1201.96%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Columbus Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,260 or $28.49 per hour which is 4% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageColumbusU.S.%
Hourly Wage$28.49$29.96-4.91%
Annual Salary$59,260$62,310-4.89%
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 Columbus earns an average annual salary of $62,889 which compares to the Ohio average annual salary of $58,120. per year.

Cost-of-living in Columbus is 6% less than the Ohio average, which means Columbus 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.
  • Columbus average salary is $59,260.
  • Columbus cost-of-living adjusted salary is $62,889.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Columbus$59,26094.23%$62,889
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 Columbus, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $48,440 and $64,140 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 $77,990, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $41,610, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year131Under $41,610
15%2 – 4 years196$41,610 – $48,440
25%5 – 9 years328$48,440 – $61,660
25%10 – 14 years328$61,660 – $64,140
15%15 – 20 years196$61,660 – $77,990
10%20+ years131Above $77,990
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 $59,260, Columbus Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($96,540), Forensic Psychologists ($95,100), Psychology Teachers ($93,840), and School Psychologists ($75,760).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($48,670), Substance Abuse Counselors ($54,770), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($58,480).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$96,540
Forensic Psychologists$95,100
Psychology Teachers$93,840
School Psychologists$75,760
Health Care Social Workers$59,260
Marriage and Family Therapists$58,480
Substance Abuse Counselors$54,770
Social Workers$48,670
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Columbus Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Columbus is 1,310.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,260 per year or $28.49 per hour in Columbus.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Columbus Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,889 per year or $30 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Columbus are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($96,540), Forensic Psychologists($95,100), Psychology Teachers($93,840).


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Official Data Sources for Health Care Social Workers: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data