Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Morgantown is 110.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Morgantown earn an average of $62,020 per year or $29.82 per hour.
  • The percentage of West Virginia Health Care Social Workers who work in Morgantown is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Morgantown is less than 1%.

Rankings for Morgantown

  • Ranks #2 in West Virginia for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in West Virginia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #138 in the nation for salary and #268 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #275 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to West Virginia

Morgantown Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,020 or $29.82 per hour which is 13% more than the West Virginia average salary of $54,830.

AverageMorgantownWest Virginia% Difference
Hourly Wage$29.82$26.3613.13%
Annual Salary$62,020$54,83013.11%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Morgantown Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,020 or $29.82 per hour which is 0% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageMorgantownU.S.%
Hourly Wage$29.82$29.96-0.47%
Annual Salary$62,020$62,310-0.47%
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 Morgantown earns an average annual salary of $67,289 which compares to the West Virginia average annual salary of $54,830. per year.

Cost-of-living in Morgantown is 8% less than the West Virginia average, which means Morgantown 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.
  • Morgantown average salary is $62,020.
  • Morgantown cost-of-living adjusted salary is $67,289.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Morgantown$62,02092.17%$67,289
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 Morgantown, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,800 and $78,100 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 $79,240, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $38,830, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year11Under $38,830
15%2 – 4 years16$38,830 – $47,800
25%5 – 9 years28$47,800 – $61,700
25%10 – 14 years28$61,700 – $78,100
15%15 – 20 years16$61,700 – $79,240
10%20+ years11Above $79,240
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($43,650), and Social Workers ($51,870).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$62,020
Social Workers$51,870
Substance Abuse Counselors$43,650
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Morgantown Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Morgantown is 110.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,020 per year or $29.82 per hour in Morgantown.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Morgantown Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $67,289 per year or $32 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Morgantown are Health Care Social Workers($62,020), Social Workers($51,870), Substance Abuse Counselors($43,650).


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