Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Richmond is 620.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Richmond earn an average of $55,190 per year or $26.53 per hour.
  • The percentage of Virginia Health Care Social Workers who work in Richmond is 18%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Richmond is less than 1%.

Rankings for Richmond

  • Ranks #4 in Virginia for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Virginia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #296 in the nation for salary and #167 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #57 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Virginia

Richmond Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,190 or $26.53 per hour which is 3% less than the Virginia average salary of $57,420.

AverageRichmondVirginia% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.53$27.60-3.88%
Annual Salary$55,190$57,420-3.88%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Richmond Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,190 or $26.53 per hour which is 11% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageRichmondU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.53$29.96-11.45%
Annual Salary$55,190$62,310-11.43%
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 Richmond earns an average annual salary of $57,827 which compares to the Virginia average annual salary of $57,420. per year.

Cost-of-living in Richmond is 5% less than the Virginia average, which means Richmond 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.
  • Richmond average salary is $55,190.
  • Richmond cost-of-living adjusted salary is $57,827.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Richmond$55,19095.44%$57,827
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 Richmond, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $39,060 and $63,950 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 $79,440, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $31,110, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year62Under $31,110
15%2 – 4 years93$31,110 – $39,060
25%5 – 9 years155$39,060 – $52,790
25%10 – 14 years155$52,790 – $63,950
15%15 – 20 years93$52,790 – $79,440
10%20+ years62Above $79,440
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 $55,190, Richmond Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($101,240), Forensic Psychologists ($90,660), Psychology Teachers ($84,120), and School Psychologists ($72,750).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($46,190), Social Workers ($52,250), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($52,660).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$101,240
Forensic Psychologists$90,660
Psychology Teachers$84,120
School Psychologists$72,750
Health Care Social Workers$55,190
Substance Abuse Counselors$52,660
Social Workers$52,250
Marriage and Family Therapists$46,190
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Richmond Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Richmond is 620.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,190 per year or $26.53 per hour in Richmond.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Richmond Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,827 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Richmond are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($101,240), Forensic Psychologists($90,660), Psychology Teachers($84,120).


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