Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in State College is 60.
  • Health Care Social Workers in State College earn an average of $59,140 per year or $28.43 per hour.
  • The percentage of Pennsylvania Health Care Social Workers who work in State College is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in State College is less than 1%.

Rankings for State College

  • Ranks #8 in Pennsylvania for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #16 in Pennsylvania for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #185 in the nation for salary and #89 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #420 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Pennsylvania

State College Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,140 or $28.43 per hour which is 4% less than the Pennsylvania average salary of $61,990.

AverageState CollegePennsylvania% Difference
Hourly Wage$28.43$29.80-4.60%
Annual Salary$59,140$61,990-4.60%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

State College Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,140 or $28.43 per hour which is 5% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageState CollegeU.S.%
Hourly Wage$28.43$29.96-5.11%
Annual Salary$59,140$62,310-5.09%
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 State College earns an average annual salary of $59,509 which compares to the Pennsylvania average annual salary of $61,990. per year.

Cost-of-living in State College is 1% less than the Pennsylvania average, which means State College 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.
  • State College average salary is $59,140.
  • State College cost-of-living adjusted salary is $59,509.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
State College$59,14099.38%$59,509
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 State College, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,430 and $64,230 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 $69,930, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $44,250, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year6Under $44,250
15%2 – 4 years9$44,250 – $47,430
25%5 – 9 years15$47,430 – $60,110
25%10 – 14 years15$60,110 – $64,230
15%15 – 20 years9$60,110 – $69,930
10%20+ years6Above $69,930
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 $59,140, State College Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($76,390), and School Psychologists ($73,060).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($42,230), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($49,790).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$76,390
School Psychologists$73,060
Health Care Social Workers$59,140
Substance Abuse Counselors$49,790
Social Workers$42,230
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for State College Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in State College is 60.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,140 per year or $28.43 per hour in State College.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in State College Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,509 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in State College are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($76,390), School Psychologists($73,060), Health Care Social Workers($59,140).


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