Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Erie is 160.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Erie earn an average of $55,570 per year or $26.72 per hour.
  • The percentage of Pennsylvania Health Care Social Workers who work in Erie is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Erie is less than 1%.

Rankings for Erie

  • Ranks #14 in Pennsylvania for salary and #13 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #8 in Pennsylvania for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #280 in the nation for salary and #190 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #191 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Pennsylvania

Erie Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,570 or $26.72 per hour which is 10% less than the Pennsylvania average salary of $61,990.

AverageEriePennsylvania% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.72$29.80-10.34%
Annual Salary$55,570$61,990-10.36%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Erie Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,570 or $26.72 per hour which is 10% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageErieU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.72$29.96-10.81%
Annual Salary$55,570$62,310-10.82%
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 Erie earns an average annual salary of $58,848 which compares to the Pennsylvania average annual salary of $61,990. per year.

Cost-of-living in Erie is 6% less than the Pennsylvania average, which means Erie 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.
  • Erie average salary is $55,570.
  • Erie cost-of-living adjusted salary is $58,848.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Erie$55,57094.43%$58,848
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 Erie, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $45,100 and $61,690 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 $75,550, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $38,550, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year16Under $38,550
15%2 – 4 years24$38,550 – $45,100
25%5 – 9 years40$45,100 – $58,170
25%10 – 14 years40$58,170 – $61,690
15%15 – 20 years24$58,170 – $75,550
10%20+ years16Above $75,550
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 $55,570, Erie Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($82,980), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($80,000), and School Psychologists ($63,460).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($42,350), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($45,190).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$82,980
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$80,000
School Psychologists$63,460
Health Care Social Workers$55,570
Substance Abuse Counselors$45,190
Social Workers$42,350
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Erie Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Erie is 160.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,570 per year or $26.72 per hour in Erie.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Erie Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,848 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Erie are Psychology Teachers($82,980), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($80,000), School Psychologists($63,460).


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