Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is 280.
  • Health Care Social Workers in West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $47,020 per year or $22.61 per hour.
  • The percentage of Tennessee Health Care Social Workers who work in West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #7 in Tennessee for salary and #12 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in Tennessee for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #470 in the nation for salary and #482 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #101 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Tennessee

West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $47,020 or $22.61 per hour which is 11% less than the Tennessee average salary of $52,920.

AverageWest Tennessee Nonmetropolitan AreaTennessee% Difference
Hourly Wage$22.61$25.44-11.12%
Annual Salary$47,020$52,920-11.15%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $47,020 or $22.61 per hour which is 24% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageWest Tennessee Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22.61$29.96-24.53%
Annual Salary$47,020$62,310-24.54%
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 West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $54,674 which compares to the Tennessee average annual salary of $52,920. per year.

Cost-of-living in West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the Tennessee average, which means West 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.
  • West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $47,020.
  • West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $54,674.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area$47,02086.00%$54,674
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 West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $36,750 and $59,110 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 $62,950, 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 Year28Under $30,550
15%2 – 4 years42$30,550 – $36,750
25%5 – 9 years70$36,750 – $46,840
25%10 – 14 years70$46,840 – $59,110
15%15 – 20 years42$46,840 – $62,950
10%20+ years28Above $62,950
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 $47,020, West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Social Workers ($47,130).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($36,740), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($43,350).

TitleAnnual Salary
Social Workers$47,130
Health Care Social Workers$47,020
Marriage and Family Therapists$43,350
Substance Abuse Counselors$36,740
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area is 280.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $47,020 per year or $22.61 per hour in West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,674 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in West Tennessee Nonmetropolitan Area are Social Workers($47,130), Health Care Social Workers($47,020), Marriage and Family Therapists($43,350).


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