Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Harrisburg-Carlisle is 360.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Harrisburg-Carlisle earn an average of $62,680 per year or $30.13 per hour.
  • The percentage of Pennsylvania Health Care Social Workers who work in Harrisburg-Carlisle is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Harrisburg-Carlisle is less than 1%.

Rankings for Harrisburg-Carlisle

  • Ranks #5 in Pennsylvania for salary and #8 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Pennsylvania for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #121 in the nation for salary and #136 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #79 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Pennsylvania

Harrisburg-Carlisle Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,680 or $30.13 per hour which is 1% more than the Pennsylvania average salary of $61,990.

AverageHarrisburg-CarlislePennsylvania% Difference
Hourly Wage$30.13$29.801.11%
Annual Salary$62,680$61,9901.11%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Harrisburg-Carlisle Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,680 or $30.13 per hour which is 0% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageHarrisburg-CarlisleU.S.%
Hourly Wage$30.13$29.960.57%
Annual Salary$62,680$62,3100.59%
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 Harrisburg-Carlisle earns an average annual salary of $64,967 which compares to the Pennsylvania average annual salary of $61,990. per year.

Cost-of-living in Harrisburg-Carlisle is 4% less than the Pennsylvania average, which means Harrisburg-Carlisle 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.
  • Harrisburg-Carlisle average salary is $62,680.
  • Harrisburg-Carlisle cost-of-living adjusted salary is $64,967.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Harrisburg-Carlisle$62,68096.48%$64,967
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 Harrisburg-Carlisle, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $48,260 and $74,390 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 $98,940, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $39,200, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year36Under $39,200
15%2 – 4 years54$39,200 – $48,260
25%5 – 9 years90$48,260 – $60,470
25%10 – 14 years90$60,470 – $74,390
15%15 – 20 years54$60,470 – $98,940
10%20+ years36Above $98,940
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 $62,680, Harrisburg-Carlisle Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($87,420), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($84,570), and School Psychologists ($77,010).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($51,100), Substance Abuse Counselors ($52,690), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($55,940).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$87,420
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$84,570
School Psychologists$77,010
Health Care Social Workers$62,680
Marriage and Family Therapists$55,940
Substance Abuse Counselors$52,690
Social Workers$51,100
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Harrisburg-Carlisle Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Harrisburg-Carlisle is 360.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,680 per year or $30.13 per hour in Harrisburg-Carlisle.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Harrisburg-Carlisle Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $64,967 per year or $31 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Harrisburg-Carlisle are Psychology Teachers($87,420), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($84,570), School Psychologists($77,010).


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