Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Kennewick-Richland is 90.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Kennewick-Richland earn an average of $59,640 per year or $28.68 per hour.
  • The percentage of Washington Health Care Social Workers who work in Kennewick-Richland is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Kennewick-Richland is less than 1%.

Rankings for Kennewick-Richland

  • Ranks #10 in Washington for salary and #6 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #8 in Washington for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #177 in the nation for salary and #58 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #324 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Washington

Kennewick-Richland Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,640 or $28.68 per hour which is 16% less than the Washington average salary of $71,800.

AverageKennewick-RichlandWashington% Difference
Hourly Wage$28.68$34.52-16.92%
Annual Salary$59,640$71,800-16.94%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Kennewick-Richland Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,640 or $28.68 per hour which is 4% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageKennewick-RichlandU.S.%
Hourly Wage$28.68$29.96-4.27%
Annual Salary$59,640$62,310-4.29%
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 Kennewick-Richland earns an average annual salary of $58,551 which compares to the Washington average annual salary of $71,800. per year.

Cost-of-living in Kennewick-Richland is 2% higher than the Washington average, which means Kennewick-Richland residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Washington average.

  • Washington average salary is $71,800.
  • Washington cost-of-living adjusted salary is $66,878.
  • Kennewick-Richland average salary is $59,640.
  • Kennewick-Richland cost-of-living adjusted salary is $58,551.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Kennewick-Richland$59,640101.86%$58,551
Washington$71,800107.36%$66,878
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 Kennewick-Richland, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $48,000 and $77,250 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 $81,020, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $38,130, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year9Under $38,130
15%2 – 4 years14$38,130 – $48,000
25%5 – 9 years22$48,000 – $61,370
25%10 – 14 years22$61,370 – $77,250
15%15 – 20 years14$61,370 – $81,020
10%20+ years9Above $81,020
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 $59,640, Kennewick-Richland Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($93,420).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($59,050), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($59,380).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$93,420
Health Care Social Workers$59,640
Substance Abuse Counselors$59,380
Social Workers$59,050
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Kennewick-Richland Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Kennewick-Richland is 90.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,640 per year or $28.68 per hour in Kennewick-Richland.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Kennewick-Richland Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,551 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Kennewick-Richland are School Psychologists($93,420), Health Care Social Workers($59,640), Substance Abuse Counselors($59,380).


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