Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is 170.
  • Health Care Social Workers in South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $43,500 per year or $20.91 per hour.
  • The percentage of Tennessee Health Care Social Workers who work in South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is 2%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #13 in Tennessee for salary and #11 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #11 in Tennessee for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #491 in the nation for salary and #481 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #183 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Tennessee

South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $43,500 or $20.91 per hour which is 17% less than the Tennessee average salary of $52,920.

AverageSouth Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan AreaTennessee% Difference
Hourly Wage$20.91$25.44-17.81%
Annual Salary$43,500$52,920-17.80%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $43,500 or $20.91 per hour which is 30% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageSouth Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$20.91$29.96-30.21%
Annual Salary$43,500$62,310-30.19%
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 South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $50,581 which compares to the Tennessee average annual salary of $52,920. per year.

Cost-of-living in South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the Tennessee average, which means South Central 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.
  • South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $43,500.
  • South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $50,581.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area$43,50086.00%$50,581
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 South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $34,370 and $48,930 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 $60,890, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $29,380, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year17Under $29,380
15%2 – 4 years26$29,380 – $34,370
25%5 – 9 years42$34,370 – $38,670
25%10 – 14 years42$38,670 – $48,930
15%15 – 20 years26$38,670 – $60,890
10%20+ years17Above $60,890
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 $43,500, South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Social Workers ($44,300).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($37,940).

TitleAnnual Salary
Social Workers$44,300
Health Care Social Workers$43,500
Substance Abuse Counselors$37,940
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is 170.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $43,500 per year or $20.91 per hour in South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $50,581 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in South Central Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area are Social Workers($44,300), Health Care Social Workers($43,500), Substance Abuse Counselors($37,940).


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