Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Pittsburgh is 1,330.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Pittsburgh earn an average of $61,280 per year or $29.46 per hour.
  • The percentage of Pennsylvania Health Care Social Workers who work in Pittsburgh is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Pittsburgh is 1%.

Rankings for Pittsburgh

  • Ranks #6 in Pennsylvania for salary and #11 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Pennsylvania for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #144 in the nation for salary and #159 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #27 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $61,280 or $29.46 per hour which is 1% less than the Pennsylvania average salary of $61,990.

AveragePittsburghPennsylvania% Difference
Hourly Wage$29.46$29.80-1.14%
Annual Salary$61,280$61,990-1.15%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Pittsburgh Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $61,280 or $29.46 per hour which is 1% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AveragePittsburghU.S.%
Hourly Wage$29.46$29.96-1.67%
Annual Salary$61,280$62,310-1.65%
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 Pittsburgh earns an average annual salary of $64,047 which compares to the Pennsylvania average annual salary of $61,990. per year.

Cost-of-living in Pittsburgh is 4% less than the Pennsylvania average, which means Pittsburgh 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.
  • Pittsburgh average salary is $61,280.
  • Pittsburgh cost-of-living adjusted salary is $64,047.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Pittsburgh$61,28095.68%$64,047
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 Pittsburgh, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,340 and $71,230 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 $98,070, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $39,120, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year133Under $39,120
15%2 – 4 years200$39,120 – $47,340
25%5 – 9 years332$47,340 – $60,360
25%10 – 14 years332$60,360 – $71,230
15%15 – 20 years200$60,360 – $98,070
10%20+ years133Above $98,070
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 $61,280, Pittsburgh Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($91,610), Psychology Teachers ($84,800), School Psychologists ($82,420), and Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($80,730).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($48,560), Marriage and Family Therapists ($49,420), and Social Workers ($50,010).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$91,610
Psychology Teachers$84,800
School Psychologists$82,420
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$80,730
Health Care Social Workers$61,280
Social Workers$50,010
Marriage and Family Therapists$49,420
Substance Abuse Counselors$48,560
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Pittsburgh Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Pittsburgh is 1,330.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $61,280 per year or $29.46 per hour in Pittsburgh.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Pittsburgh Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $64,047 per year or $31 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Pittsburgh are Forensic Psychologists($91,610), Psychology Teachers($84,800), School Psychologists($82,420).


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