Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Northwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area is 40.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Northwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $51,010 per year or $24.53 per hour.
  • The percentage of Virginia Health Care Social Workers who work in Northwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Northwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Northwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #10 in Virginia for salary and #13 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #13 in Virginia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #413 in the nation for salary and #470 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #473 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Virginia

Northwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $51,010 or $24.53 per hour which is 11% less than the Virginia average salary of $57,420.

AverageNorthwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan AreaVirginia% Difference
Hourly Wage$24.53$27.60-11.12%
Annual Salary$51,010$57,420-11.16%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Northwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $51,010 or $24.53 per hour which is 18% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageNorthwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$24.53$29.96-18.12%
Annual Salary$51,010$62,310-18.14%
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 Northwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $59,033 which compares to the Virginia average annual salary of $57,420. per year.

Cost-of-living in Northwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the Virginia average, which means Northwest 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.
  • Northwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $51,010.
  • Northwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $59,033.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Northwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area$51,01086.41%$59,033
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 Northwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $38,570 and $61,690 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 $63,580, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $35,340, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year4Under $35,340
15%2 – 4 years6$35,340 – $38,570
25%5 – 9 years10$38,570 – $49,240
25%10 – 14 years10$49,240 – $61,690
15%15 – 20 years6$49,240 – $63,580
10%20+ years4Above $63,580
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 Substance Abuse Counselors ($45,500), and Social Workers ($48,410).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$51,010
Social Workers$48,410
Substance Abuse Counselors$45,500
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Northwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Northwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area is 40.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $51,010 per year or $24.53 per hour in Northwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Northwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,033 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Northwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area are Health Care Social Workers($51,010), Social Workers($48,410), Substance Abuse Counselors($45,500).


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