Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Dayton is 540.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Dayton earn an average of $59,410 per year or $28.56 per hour.
  • The percentage of Ohio Health Care Social Workers who work in Dayton is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Dayton is less than 1%.

Rankings for Dayton

  • Ranks #3 in Ohio for salary and #13 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in Ohio for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #181 in the nation for salary and #427 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #63 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Ohio

Dayton Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,410 or $28.56 per hour which is 2% more than the Ohio average salary of $58,120.

AverageDaytonOhio% Difference
Hourly Wage$28.56$27.942.22%
Annual Salary$59,410$58,1202.22%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Dayton Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,410 or $28.56 per hour which is 4% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageDaytonU.S.%
Hourly Wage$28.56$29.96-4.67%
Annual Salary$59,410$62,310-4.65%
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 Dayton earns an average annual salary of $67,696 which compares to the Ohio average annual salary of $58,120. per year.

Cost-of-living in Dayton is 12% less than the Ohio average, which means Dayton 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.
  • Dayton average salary is $59,410.
  • Dayton cost-of-living adjusted salary is $67,696.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Dayton$59,41087.76%$67,696
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 Dayton, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $49,710 and $62,420 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 $77,670, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $46,330, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year54Under $46,330
15%2 – 4 years81$46,330 – $49,710
25%5 – 9 years135$49,710 – $61,690
25%10 – 14 years135$61,690 – $62,420
15%15 – 20 years81$61,690 – $77,670
10%20+ years54Above $77,670
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 $59,410, Dayton Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($112,800), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($111,610), Psychology Teachers ($79,680), and School Psychologists ($74,110).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($49,080), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($53,930).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$112,800
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$111,610
Psychology Teachers$79,680
School Psychologists$74,110
Health Care Social Workers$59,410
Substance Abuse Counselors$53,930
Social Workers$49,080
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Dayton Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Dayton is 540.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,410 per year or $28.56 per hour in Dayton.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Dayton Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $67,696 per year or $33 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Dayton are Forensic Psychologists($112,800), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($111,610), Psychology Teachers($79,680).


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