Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Lancaster is 200.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Lancaster earn an average of $61,090 per year or $29.37 per hour.
  • The percentage of Pennsylvania Health Care Social Workers who work in Lancaster is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Lancaster is less than 1%.

Rankings for Lancaster

  • Ranks #7 in Pennsylvania for salary and #5 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in Pennsylvania for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #150 in the nation for salary and #99 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #145 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Pennsylvania

Lancaster Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $61,090 or $29.37 per hour which is 1% less than the Pennsylvania average salary of $61,990.

AverageLancasterPennsylvania% Difference
Hourly Wage$29.37$29.80-1.44%
Annual Salary$61,090$61,990-1.45%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Lancaster Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $61,090 or $29.37 per hour which is 1% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageLancasterU.S.%
Hourly Wage$29.37$29.96-1.97%
Annual Salary$61,090$62,310-1.96%
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 Lancaster earns an average annual salary of $62,039 which compares to the Pennsylvania average annual salary of $61,990. per year.

Cost-of-living in Lancaster is 2% less than the Pennsylvania average, which means Lancaster 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.
  • Lancaster average salary is $61,090.
  • Lancaster cost-of-living adjusted salary is $62,039.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Lancaster$61,09098.47%$62,039
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 Lancaster, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,790 and $70,650 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 $97,460, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $39,950, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year20Under $39,950
15%2 – 4 years30$39,950 – $47,790
25%5 – 9 years50$47,790 – $57,910
25%10 – 14 years50$57,910 – $70,650
15%15 – 20 years30$57,910 – $97,460
10%20+ years20Above $97,460
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 $61,090, Lancaster Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($94,750), Psychology Teachers ($87,540), and Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($75,880).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($48,250), and Social Workers ($48,860).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$94,750
Psychology Teachers$87,540
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$75,880
Health Care Social Workers$61,090
Social Workers$48,860
Substance Abuse Counselors$48,250
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Lancaster Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Lancaster is 200.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $61,090 per year or $29.37 per hour in Lancaster.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Lancaster Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,039 per year or $30 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Lancaster are School Psychologists($94,750), Psychology Teachers($87,540), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($75,880).


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