Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in East Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is 200.
  • Health Care Social Workers in East Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $44,650 per year or $21.47 per hour.
  • The percentage of Tennessee Health Care Social Workers who work in East Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is 3%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in East Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for East Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #11 in Tennessee for salary and #13 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #8 in Tennessee for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #488 in the nation for salary and #479 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #146 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Tennessee

East Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $44,650 or $21.47 per hour which is 15% less than the Tennessee average salary of $52,920.

AverageEast Tennessee Nonmetropolitan AreaTennessee% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.47$25.44-15.61%
Annual Salary$44,650$52,920-15.63%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

East Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $44,650 or $21.47 per hour which is 28% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageEast Tennessee Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.47$29.96-28.34%
Annual Salary$44,650$62,310-28.34%
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 East Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $51,919 which compares to the Tennessee average annual salary of $52,920. per year.

Cost-of-living in East Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the Tennessee average, which means East Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Tennessee average.

  • Tennessee average salary is $52,920.
  • Tennessee cost-of-living adjusted salary is $57,428.
  • East Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $44,650.
  • East Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $51,919.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
East Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area$44,65086.00%$51,919
Tennessee$52,92092.15%$57,428
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 East Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $36,750 and $49,730 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 $61,450, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $30,550, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year20Under $30,550
15%2 – 4 years30$30,550 – $36,750
25%5 – 9 years50$36,750 – $39,070
25%10 – 14 years50$39,070 – $49,730
15%15 – 20 years30$39,070 – $61,450
10%20+ years20Above $61,450
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 $44,650, East Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Social Workers ($45,010).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($35,170).

TitleAnnual Salary
Social Workers$45,010
Health Care Social Workers$44,650
Substance Abuse Counselors$35,170
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for East Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in East Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is 200.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $44,650 per year or $21.47 per hour in East Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in East Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $51,919 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in East Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area are Social Workers($45,010), Health Care Social Workers($44,650), Substance Abuse Counselors($35,170).


Additional Salary Reports for Health Care Social Workers in Tennessee cities and Metros and U.S. States.

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