Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale is 2,640.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale earn an average of $61,950 per year or $29.78 per hour.
  • The percentage of Arizona Health Care Social Workers who work in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale is 72%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale is 2%.

Rankings for Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale

  • Ranks #3 in Arizona for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Arizona for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #140 in the nation for salary and #46 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #9 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Arizona

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $61,950 or $29.78 per hour which is 1% more than the Arizona average salary of $60,790.

AveragePhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleArizona% Difference
Hourly Wage$29.78$29.231.88%
Annual Salary$61,950$60,7901.91%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $61,950 or $29.78 per hour which is 0% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AveragePhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleU.S.%
Hourly Wage$29.78$29.96-0.60%
Annual Salary$61,950$62,310-0.58%
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 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale earns an average annual salary of $60,404 which compares to the Arizona average annual salary of $60,790. per year.

Cost-of-living in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale is 3% higher than the Arizona average, which means Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Arizona average.

  • Arizona average salary is $60,790.
  • Arizona cost-of-living adjusted salary is $61,361.
  • Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale average salary is $61,950.
  • Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale cost-of-living adjusted salary is $60,404.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale$61,950102.56%$60,404
Arizona$60,79099.07%$61,361
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 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,630 and $77,670 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 $81,020, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $37,310, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year264Under $37,310
15%2 – 4 years396$37,310 – $47,630
25%5 – 9 years660$47,630 – $61,860
25%10 – 14 years660$61,860 – $77,670
15%15 – 20 years396$61,860 – $81,020
10%20+ years264Above $81,020
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 $61,950, Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($97,400), School Psychologists ($80,130), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($77,200), and Psychology Teachers ($74,620).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($44,310), Substance Abuse Counselors ($54,440), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($58,880).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$97,400
School Psychologists$80,130
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$77,200
Psychology Teachers$74,620
Health Care Social Workers$61,950
Marriage and Family Therapists$58,880
Substance Abuse Counselors$54,440
Social Workers$44,310
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale is 2,640.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $61,950 per year or $29.78 per hour in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $60,404 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale are Forensic Psychologists($97,400), School Psychologists($80,130), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($77,200).


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

Official Data Sources for Health Care Social Workers: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data