Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Northeast Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area is 60.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Northeast Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $50,270 per year or $24.17 per hour.
  • The percentage of Virginia Health Care Social Workers who work in Northeast Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Northeast Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Northeast Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #11 in Virginia for salary and #12 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #10 in Virginia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #427 in the nation for salary and #468 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #389 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Virginia

Northeast Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $50,270 or $24.17 per hour which is 12% less than the Virginia average salary of $57,420.

AverageNortheast Virginia Nonmetropolitan AreaVirginia% Difference
Hourly Wage$24.17$27.60-12.43%
Annual Salary$50,270$57,420-12.45%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Northeast Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $50,270 or $24.17 per hour which is 19% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageNortheast Virginia Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$24.17$29.96-19.33%
Annual Salary$50,270$62,310-19.32%
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 Northeast Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $58,176 which compares to the Virginia average annual salary of $57,420. per year.

Cost-of-living in Northeast Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the Virginia average, which means Northeast Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • Northeast Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $50,270.
  • Northeast Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $58,176.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Northeast Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area$50,27086.41%$58,176
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 Northeast Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $38,830 and $60,110 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 $63,320, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $36,950, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year6Under $36,950
15%2 – 4 years9$36,950 – $38,830
25%5 – 9 years15$38,830 – $48,330
25%10 – 14 years15$48,330 – $60,110
15%15 – 20 years9$48,330 – $63,320
10%20+ years6Above $63,320
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 ($45,000), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($46,070).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$50,270
Substance Abuse Counselors$46,070
Social Workers$45,000
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Northeast Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Northeast Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area is 60.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $50,270 per year or $24.17 per hour in Northeast Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Northeast Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,176 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Northeast Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area are Health Care Social Workers($50,270), Substance Abuse Counselors($46,070), Social Workers($45,000).


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