Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Harrisonburg is 50.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Harrisonburg earn an average of $54,630 per year or $26.26 per hour.
  • The percentage of Virginia Health Care Social Workers who work in Harrisonburg is 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Harrisonburg is less than 1%.

Rankings for Harrisonburg

  • Ranks #5 in Virginia for salary and #5 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #11 in Virginia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #315 in the nation for salary and #216 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #453 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Virginia

Harrisonburg Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,630 or $26.26 per hour which is 4% less than the Virginia average salary of $57,420.

AverageHarrisonburgVirginia% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.26$27.60-4.86%
Annual Salary$54,630$57,420-4.86%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Harrisonburg Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,630 or $26.26 per hour which is 12% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageHarrisonburgU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.26$29.96-12.35%
Annual Salary$54,630$62,310-12.33%
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 Harrisonburg earns an average annual salary of $58,447 which compares to the Virginia average annual salary of $57,420. per year.

Cost-of-living in Harrisonburg is 7% less than the Virginia average, which means Harrisonburg 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.
  • Harrisonburg average salary is $54,630.
  • Harrisonburg cost-of-living adjusted salary is $58,447.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Harrisonburg$54,63093.47%$58,447
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 Harrisonburg, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $48,800 and $63,550 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 $77,040, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $37,570, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year5Under $37,570
15%2 – 4 years8$37,570 – $48,800
25%5 – 9 years12$48,800 – $49,730
25%10 – 14 years12$49,730 – $63,550
15%15 – 20 years8$49,730 – $77,040
10%20+ years5Above $77,040
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($47,810), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($50,700).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$54,630
Substance Abuse Counselors$50,700
Social Workers$47,810
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Harrisonburg Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Harrisonburg is 50.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,630 per year or $26.26 per hour in Harrisonburg.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Harrisonburg Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,447 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Harrisonburg are Health Care Social Workers($54,630), Substance Abuse Counselors($50,700), Social Workers($47,810).


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

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