Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Charlottesville is 160.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Charlottesville earn an average of $63,480 per year or $30.52 per hour.
  • The percentage of Virginia Health Care Social Workers who work in Charlottesville is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Charlottesville is less than 1%.

Rankings for Charlottesville

  • Ranks #1 in Virginia for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in Virginia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #104 in the nation for salary and #134 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #187 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Virginia

Charlottesville Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $63,480 or $30.52 per hour which is 10% more than the Virginia average salary of $57,420.

AverageCharlottesvilleVirginia% Difference
Hourly Wage$30.52$27.6010.58%
Annual Salary$63,480$57,42010.55%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Charlottesville Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $63,480 or $30.52 per hour which is 1% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageCharlottesvilleU.S.%
Hourly Wage$30.52$29.961.87%
Annual Salary$63,480$62,3101.88%
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 Charlottesville earns an average annual salary of $65,694 which compares to the Virginia average annual salary of $57,420. per year.

Cost-of-living in Charlottesville is 3% less than the Virginia average, which means Charlottesville residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Virginia average.

  • Virginia average salary is $57,420.
  • Virginia cost-of-living adjusted salary is $56,863.
  • Charlottesville average salary is $63,480.
  • Charlottesville cost-of-living adjusted salary is $65,694.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Charlottesville$63,48096.63%$65,694
Virginia$57,420100.98%$56,863
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 Charlottesville, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $49,840 and $80,280 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 $81,230, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $48,380, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year16Under $48,380
15%2 – 4 years24$48,380 – $49,840
25%5 – 9 years40$49,840 – $63,720
25%10 – 14 years40$63,720 – $80,280
15%15 – 20 years24$63,720 – $81,230
10%20+ years16Above $81,230
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 $63,480, Charlottesville Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($85,890).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($51,430), and Social Workers ($53,290).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$85,890
Health Care Social Workers$63,480
Social Workers$53,290
Substance Abuse Counselors$51,430
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Charlottesville Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Charlottesville is 160.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $63,480 per year or $30.52 per hour in Charlottesville.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Charlottesville Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $65,694 per year or $32 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Charlottesville are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($85,890), Health Care Social Workers($63,480), Social Workers($53,290).


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