Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Southwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area is 210.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Southwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $45,440 per year or $21.84 per hour.
  • The percentage of Virginia Health Care Social Workers who work in Southwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Southwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Southwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #13 in Virginia for salary and #10 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Virginia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #482 in the nation for salary and #467 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #143 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Virginia

Southwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $45,440 or $21.84 per hour which is 20% less than the Virginia average salary of $57,420.

AverageSouthwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan AreaVirginia% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.84$27.60-20.87%
Annual Salary$45,440$57,420-20.86%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Southwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $45,440 or $21.84 per hour which is 27% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageSouthwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.84$29.96-27.10%
Annual Salary$45,440$62,310-27.07%
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 Southwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $52,587 which compares to the Virginia average annual salary of $57,420. per year.

Cost-of-living in Southwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the Virginia average, which means Southwest 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.
  • Southwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $45,440.
  • Southwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $52,587.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Southwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area$45,44086.41%$52,587
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 Southwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $37,080 and $49,740 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 $61,430, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $29,460, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year21Under $29,460
15%2 – 4 years32$29,460 – $37,080
25%5 – 9 years52$37,080 – $46,330
25%10 – 14 years52$46,330 – $49,740
15%15 – 20 years32$46,330 – $61,430
10%20+ years21Above $61,430
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 $45,440, Southwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($92,320), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($47,230).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($43,880).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$92,320
Substance Abuse Counselors$47,230
Health Care Social Workers$45,440
Social Workers$43,880
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Southwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Southwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area is 210.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $45,440 per year or $21.84 per hour in Southwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Southwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $52,587 per year or $25 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Southwest Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($92,320), Substance Abuse Counselors($47,230), Health Care Social Workers($45,440).


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