Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Reading is 200.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Reading earn an average of $58,150 per year or $27.96 per hour.
  • The percentage of Pennsylvania Health Care Social Workers who work in Reading is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Reading is less than 1%.

Rankings for Reading

  • Ranks #9 in Pennsylvania for salary and #6 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #7 in Pennsylvania for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #206 in the nation for salary and #105 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #144 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Pennsylvania

Reading Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,150 or $27.96 per hour which is 6% less than the Pennsylvania average salary of $61,990.

AverageReadingPennsylvania% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.96$29.80-6.17%
Annual Salary$58,150$61,990-6.19%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Reading Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,150 or $27.96 per hour which is 6% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageReadingU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.96$29.96-6.68%
Annual Salary$58,150$62,310-6.68%
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 Reading earns an average annual salary of $59,319 which compares to the Pennsylvania average annual salary of $61,990. per year.

Cost-of-living in Reading is 2% less than the Pennsylvania average, which means Reading 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.
  • Reading average salary is $58,150.
  • Reading cost-of-living adjusted salary is $59,319.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Reading$58,15098.03%$59,319
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 Reading, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $45,620 and $64,420 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 $81,980, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $38,960, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year20Under $38,960
15%2 – 4 years30$38,960 – $45,620
25%5 – 9 years50$45,620 – $49,870
25%10 – 14 years50$49,870 – $64,420
15%15 – 20 years30$49,870 – $81,980
10%20+ years20Above $81,980
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 $58,150, Reading Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($83,650), Psychology Teachers ($82,630), and Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($71,390).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($46,920), Social Workers ($47,000), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($55,430).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$83,650
Psychology Teachers$82,630
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$71,390
Health Care Social Workers$58,150
Marriage and Family Therapists$55,430
Social Workers$47,000
Substance Abuse Counselors$46,920
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Reading Health Care Social Workers

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

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,150 per year or $27.96 per hour in Reading.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Reading Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,319 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Reading are School Psychologists($83,650), Psychology Teachers($82,630), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($71,390).


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