Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton is 220.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton earn an average of $57,740 per year or $27.76 per hour.
  • The percentage of Pennsylvania Health Care Social Workers who work in Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton is less than 1%.

Rankings for Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton

  • Ranks #11 in Pennsylvania for salary and #14 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in Pennsylvania for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #220 in the nation for salary and #234 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #133 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Pennsylvania

Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,740 or $27.76 per hour which is 6% less than the Pennsylvania average salary of $61,990.

AverageScranton–Wilkes-Barre–HazletonPennsylvania% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.76$29.80-6.85%
Annual Salary$57,740$61,990-6.86%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,740 or $27.76 per hour which is 7% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageScranton–Wilkes-Barre–HazletonU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.76$29.96-7.34%
Annual Salary$57,740$62,310-7.33%
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 Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton earns an average annual salary of $62,073 which compares to the Pennsylvania average annual salary of $61,990. per year.

Cost-of-living in Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton is 7% less than the Pennsylvania average, which means Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton 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.
  • Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton average salary is $57,740.
  • Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton cost-of-living adjusted salary is $62,073.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton$57,74093.02%$62,073
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 Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $46,520 and $63,130 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 $77,670, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $42,000, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year22Under $42,000
15%2 – 4 years33$42,000 – $46,520
25%5 – 9 years55$46,520 – $59,370
25%10 – 14 years55$59,370 – $63,130
15%15 – 20 years33$59,370 – $77,670
10%20+ years22Above $77,670
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 $57,740, Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($86,260), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($79,880), and School Psychologists ($72,200).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($46,100), Social Workers ($46,320), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($50,160).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$86,260
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$79,880
School Psychologists$72,200
Health Care Social Workers$57,740
Marriage and Family Therapists$50,160
Social Workers$46,320
Substance Abuse Counselors$46,100
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton is 220.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,740 per year or $27.76 per hour in Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,073 per year or $30 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton are Psychology Teachers($86,260), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($79,880), School Psychologists($72,200).


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