Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Altoona is 60.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Altoona earn an average of $57,310 per year or $27.55 per hour.
  • The percentage of Pennsylvania Health Care Social Workers who work in Altoona is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Altoona is less than 1%.

Rankings for Altoona

  • Ranks #13 in Pennsylvania for salary and #17 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #15 in Pennsylvania for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #233 in the nation for salary and #339 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #390 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Pennsylvania

Altoona Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,310 or $27.55 per hour which is 7% less than the Pennsylvania average salary of $61,990.

AverageAltoonaPennsylvania% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.55$29.80-7.55%
Annual Salary$57,310$61,990-7.55%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Altoona Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,310 or $27.55 per hour which is 8% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageAltoonaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.55$29.96-8.04%
Annual Salary$57,310$62,310-8.02%
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 Altoona earns an average annual salary of $63,572 which compares to the Pennsylvania average annual salary of $61,990. per year.

Cost-of-living in Altoona is 10% less than the Pennsylvania average, which means Altoona 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.
  • Altoona average salary is $57,310.
  • Altoona cost-of-living adjusted salary is $63,572.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Altoona$57,31090.15%$63,572
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 Altoona, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $46,250 and $61,510 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 $79,180, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $40,340, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year6Under $40,340
15%2 – 4 years9$40,340 – $46,250
25%5 – 9 years15$46,250 – $58,200
25%10 – 14 years15$58,200 – $61,510
15%15 – 20 years9$58,200 – $79,180
10%20+ years6Above $79,180
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 $57,310, Altoona Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($76,300).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($40,430), Social Workers ($42,880), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($46,460).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$76,300
Health Care Social Workers$57,310
Marriage and Family Therapists$46,460
Social Workers$42,880
Substance Abuse Counselors$40,430
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Altoona Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Altoona is 60.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,310 per year or $27.55 per hour in Altoona.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Altoona Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $63,572 per year or $31 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Altoona are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($76,300), Health Care Social Workers($57,310), Marriage and Family Therapists($46,460).


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

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