Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Roanoke is 190.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Roanoke earn an average of $54,420 per year or $26.16 per hour.
  • The percentage of Virginia Health Care Social Workers who work in Roanoke is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Roanoke is less than 1%.

Rankings for Roanoke

  • Ranks #7 in Virginia for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in Virginia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #324 in the nation for salary and #315 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #157 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Virginia

Roanoke Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,420 or $26.16 per hour which is 5% less than the Virginia average salary of $57,420.

AverageRoanokeVirginia% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.16$27.60-5.22%
Annual Salary$54,420$57,420-5.22%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Roanoke Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,420 or $26.16 per hour which is 12% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageRoanokeU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.16$29.96-12.68%
Annual Salary$54,420$62,310-12.66%
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 Roanoke earns an average annual salary of $59,678 which compares to the Virginia average annual salary of $57,420. per year.

Cost-of-living in Roanoke is 9% less than the Virginia average, which means Roanoke 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.
  • Roanoke average salary is $54,420.
  • Roanoke cost-of-living adjusted salary is $59,678.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Roanoke$54,42091.19%$59,678
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 Roanoke, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,260 and $61,860 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 $77,410, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $37,020, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year19Under $37,020
15%2 – 4 years28$37,020 – $47,260
25%5 – 9 years48$47,260 – $49,040
25%10 – 14 years48$49,040 – $61,860
15%15 – 20 years28$49,040 – $77,410
10%20+ years19Above $77,410
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 $54,420, Roanoke Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($100,100), and Psychology Teachers ($66,190).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($43,960), Substance Abuse Counselors ($47,270), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($49,560).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$100,100
Psychology Teachers$66,190
Health Care Social Workers$54,420
Marriage and Family Therapists$49,560
Substance Abuse Counselors$47,270
Social Workers$43,960
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Roanoke Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Roanoke is 190.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,420 per year or $26.16 per hour in Roanoke.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Roanoke Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,678 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Roanoke are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($100,100), Psychology Teachers($66,190), Health Care Social Workers($54,420).


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

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