Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Charleston is 170.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Charleston earn an average of $55,340 per year or $26.61 per hour.
  • The percentage of West Virginia Health Care Social Workers who work in Charleston is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Charleston is less than 1%.

Rankings for Charleston

  • Ranks #4 in West Virginia for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in West Virginia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #286 in the nation for salary and #391 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #184 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to West Virginia

Charleston Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,340 or $26.61 per hour which is almost same as West Virginia average salary of $54,830.

AverageCharlestonWest Virginia% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.61$26.360.95%
Annual Salary$55,340$54,8300.93%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Charleston Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,340 or $26.61 per hour which is 11% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageCharlestonU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.61$29.96-11.18%
Annual Salary$55,340$62,310-11.19%
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 Charleston earns an average annual salary of $62,341 which compares to the West Virginia average annual salary of $54,830. per year.

Cost-of-living in Charleston is 11% less than the West Virginia average, which means Charleston residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to West Virginia average.

  • West Virginia average salary is $54,830.
  • West Virginia cost-of-living adjusted salary is $62,335.
  • Charleston average salary is $55,340.
  • Charleston cost-of-living adjusted salary is $62,341.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Charleston$55,34088.77%$62,341
West Virginia$54,83087.96%$62,335
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 Charleston, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,430 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 $77,860, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $37,190, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year17Under $37,190
15%2 – 4 years26$37,190 – $47,430
25%5 – 9 years42$47,430 – $49,520
25%10 – 14 years42$49,520 – $61,860
15%15 – 20 years26$49,520 – $77,860
10%20+ years17Above $77,860
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 $55,340, Charleston Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($69,820), and School Psychologists ($64,130).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Forensic Psychologists ($44,680), Social Workers ($44,710), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($45,190).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$69,820
School Psychologists$64,130
Health Care Social Workers$55,340
Substance Abuse Counselors$45,190
Social Workers$44,710
Forensic Psychologists$44,680
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Charleston Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Charleston is 170.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,340 per year or $26.61 per hour in Charleston.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Charleston Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,341 per year or $30 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Charleston are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($69,820), School Psychologists($64,130), Health Care Social Workers($55,340).


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