Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Olympia-Tumwater is 100.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Olympia-Tumwater earn an average of $73,960 per year or $35.56 per hour.
  • The percentage of Washington Health Care Social Workers who work in Olympia-Tumwater is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Olympia-Tumwater is less than 1%.

Rankings for Olympia-Tumwater

  • Ranks #2 in Washington for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in Washington for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #34 in the nation for salary and #38 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #306 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Washington

Olympia-Tumwater Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $73,960 or $35.56 per hour which is 3% more than the Washington average salary of $71,800.

AverageOlympia-TumwaterWashington% Difference
Hourly Wage$35.56$34.523.01%
Annual Salary$73,960$71,8003.01%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Olympia-Tumwater Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $73,960 or $35.56 per hour which is 18% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageOlympia-TumwaterU.S.%
Hourly Wage$35.56$29.9618.69%
Annual Salary$73,960$62,31018.70%
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 Olympia-Tumwater earns an average annual salary of $71,081 which compares to the Washington average annual salary of $71,800. per year.

Cost-of-living in Olympia-Tumwater is 4% higher than the Washington average, which means Olympia-Tumwater 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.
  • Olympia-Tumwater average salary is $73,960.
  • Olympia-Tumwater cost-of-living adjusted salary is $71,081.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Olympia-Tumwater$73,960104.05%$71,081
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 Olympia-Tumwater, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $60,360 and $85,140 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 $103,320, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $47,950, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year10Under $47,950
15%2 – 4 years15$47,950 – $60,360
25%5 – 9 years25$60,360 – $76,920
25%10 – 14 years25$76,920 – $85,140
15%15 – 20 years15$76,920 – $103,320
10%20+ years10Above $103,320
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 $73,960, Olympia-Tumwater Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($113,810), and School Psychologists ($100,320).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($53,840), Social Workers ($63,800), and Psychology Teachers ($66,620).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$113,810
School Psychologists$100,320
Health Care Social Workers$73,960
Psychology Teachers$66,620
Social Workers$63,800
Substance Abuse Counselors$53,840
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Olympia-Tumwater Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Olympia-Tumwater is 100.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $73,960 per year or $35.56 per hour in Olympia-Tumwater.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Olympia-Tumwater Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $71,081 per year or $34 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Olympia-Tumwater are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($113,810), School Psychologists($100,320), Health Care Social Workers($73,960).


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

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