Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is 320.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton earn an average of $66,790 per year or $32.11 per hour.
  • The percentage of Pennsylvania Health Care Social Workers who work in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is less than 1%.

Rankings for Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton

  • Ranks #1 in Pennsylvania for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in Pennsylvania for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #66 in the nation for salary and #93 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #90 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Pennsylvania

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $66,790 or $32.11 per hour which is 7% more than the Pennsylvania average salary of $61,990.

AverageAllentown-Bethlehem-EastonPennsylvania% Difference
Hourly Wage$32.11$29.807.75%
Annual Salary$66,790$61,9907.74%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $66,790 or $32.11 per hour which is 7% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageAllentown-Bethlehem-EastonU.S.%
Hourly Wage$32.11$29.967.18%
Annual Salary$66,790$62,3107.19%
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 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton earns an average annual salary of $67,383 which compares to the Pennsylvania average annual salary of $61,990. per year.

Cost-of-living in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is 1% less than the Pennsylvania average, which means Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Pennsylvania average.

  • Pennsylvania average salary is $61,990.
  • Pennsylvania cost-of-living adjusted salary is $63,540.
  • Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton average salary is $66,790.
  • Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton cost-of-living adjusted salary is $67,383.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton$66,79099.12%$67,383
Pennsylvania$61,99097.56%$63,540
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 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $49,540 and $76,330 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 $100,460, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $47,040, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year32Under $47,040
15%2 – 4 years48$47,040 – $49,540
25%5 – 9 years80$49,540 – $61,780
25%10 – 14 years80$61,780 – $76,330
15%15 – 20 years48$61,780 – $100,460
10%20+ years32Above $100,460
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 $66,790, Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($84,850), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($79,710), and School Psychologists ($76,420).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($49,720), and Social Workers ($51,620).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$84,850
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$79,710
School Psychologists$76,420
Health Care Social Workers$66,790
Social Workers$51,620
Substance Abuse Counselors$49,720
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is 320.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $66,790 per year or $32.11 per hour in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $67,383 per year or $32 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton are Psychology Teachers($84,850), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($79,710), School Psychologists($76,420).


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