Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Abilene is 100.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Abilene earn an average of $59,590 per year or $28.65 per hour.
  • The percentage of Texas Health Care Social Workers who work in Abilene is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Abilene is less than 1%.

Rankings for Abilene

  • Ranks #22 in Texas for salary and #15 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #19 in Texas for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #179 in the nation for salary and #189 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #310 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Texas

Abilene Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,590 or $28.65 per hour which is 8% less than the Texas average salary of $64,840.

AverageAbileneTexas% Difference
Hourly Wage$28.65$31.17-8.08%
Annual Salary$59,590$64,840-8.10%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Abilene Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,590 or $28.65 per hour which is 4% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageAbileneU.S.%
Hourly Wage$28.65$29.96-4.37%
Annual Salary$59,590$62,310-4.37%
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 Abilene earns an average annual salary of $63,098 which compares to the Texas average annual salary of $64,840. per year.

Cost-of-living in Abilene is 6% less than the Texas average, which means Abilene residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Texas average.

  • Texas average salary is $64,840.
  • Texas cost-of-living adjusted salary is $65,140.
  • Abilene average salary is $59,590.
  • Abilene cost-of-living adjusted salary is $63,098.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Abilene$59,59094.44%$63,098
Texas$64,84099.54%$65,140
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 Abilene, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,500 and $63,190 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 $76,790, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $47,040, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year10Under $47,040
15%2 – 4 years15$47,040 – $47,500
25%5 – 9 years25$47,500 – $60,110
25%10 – 14 years25$60,110 – $63,190
15%15 – 20 years15$60,110 – $76,790
10%20+ years10Above $76,790
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 $59,590, Abilene Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($63,910), and School Psychologists ($62,570).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($45,850), and Social Workers ($49,120).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$63,910
School Psychologists$62,570
Health Care Social Workers$59,590
Social Workers$49,120
Substance Abuse Counselors$45,850
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Abilene Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Abilene is 100.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,590 per year or $28.65 per hour in Abilene.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Abilene Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $63,098 per year or $30 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Abilene are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($63,910), School Psychologists($62,570), Health Care Social Workers($59,590).


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