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Healthcare Social Worker Salary Information in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of healthcare social workers in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of healthcare social workers in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Healthcare Social Workers in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,590
25th Percentile Wage
$44,140
50th Percentile Wage
$54,020
75th Percentile Wage
$62,990
90th Percentile Wage
$79,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for healthcare social workers in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $36,590.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of healthcare social workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,020
7.83% 20.88%
2016
$49,790
9.54% -
2015
$45,040
4.60% -
2014
$42,970
-8.22% -
2013
$46,500
8.09% -
2012
$42,740
- -

Table 3. Compare Healthcare Social Worker Salary in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $54,020 in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre 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 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre is 19.3 percent (19.3%) lower than that in the highest paying Newark-Union and 44.0 percent (44.0%) higher than that in the lowest paying Lebanon.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$66,950
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$54,270
State College
$54,020
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$54,020
Philadelphia
$52,790
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$51,220
Reading
$50,810
Pittsburgh
$49,940
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$48,240
Lancaster
$48,070
Williamsport
$46,260
York-Hanover
$46,260
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$45,880
Johnstown
$45,210
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$44,890
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$44,870
Altoona
$44,480
Erie
$43,090
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$42,360
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$40,530
Lebanon
$30,260



See also: Top paying jobs in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.