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Healthcare Social Worker Salary Information in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of healthcare social workers in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of healthcare social workers in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Healthcare Social Workers in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,080
25th Percentile Wage
$43,230
50th Percentile Wage
$52,970
75th Percentile Wage
$61,800
90th Percentile Wage
$72,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for healthcare social workers in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $36,080.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.34
25th Percentile Wage
$20.78
50th Percentile Wage
$25.47
75th Percentile Wage
$29.71
90th Percentile Wage
$34.78

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for healthcare social workers in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $34.78. The median hourly salary is $25.47. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.34.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of healthcare social workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,9707.63%4.59%
201548,930-1.35%-
201449,590-1.25%-
201350,210-0.66%-
201250,540--

Table 3. Compare Healthcare Social Worker Salary in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $52,970 in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is in the middle of salary range for healthcare social workers in state of Pennsylvania. In comparison, the annual salary of healthcare social workers in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is 16.2 percent (16.2%) lower than that in the highest paying Newark-Union and 42.9 percent (42.9%) higher than that in the lowest paying Lebanon.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$63,210
State College
$53,400
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$53,380
Philadelphia
$53,270
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$52,970
Reading
$52,620
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$49,790
Pittsburgh
$48,550
Lancaster
$46,800
York-Hanover
$46,630
Williamsport
$46,260
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$45,740
Erie
$45,230
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$45,020
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$44,800
Johnstown
$44,450
Altoona
$41,920
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$41,450
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$40,530
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$36,740
Lebanon
$30,260

See also: Top paying jobs in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania.