Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Tucson is 570.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Tucson earn an average of $56,840 per year or $27.33 per hour.
  • The percentage of Arizona Health Care Social Workers who work in Tucson is 16%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Tucson is less than 1%.

Rankings for Tucson

  • Ranks #6 in Arizona for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Arizona for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #243 in the nation for salary and #207 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #61 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Arizona

Tucson Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,840 or $27.33 per hour which is 6% less than the Arizona average salary of $60,790.

AverageTucsonArizona% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.33$29.23-6.50%
Annual Salary$56,840$60,790-6.50%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Tucson Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,840 or $27.33 per hour which is 8% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageTucsonU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.33$29.96-8.78%
Annual Salary$56,840$62,310-8.78%
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 Tucson earns an average annual salary of $60,584 which compares to the Arizona average annual salary of $60,790. per year.

Cost-of-living in Tucson is 6% less than the Arizona average, which means Tucson residents have an overall less 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.
  • Tucson average salary is $56,840.
  • Tucson cost-of-living adjusted salary is $60,584.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Tucson$56,84093.82%$60,584
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 Tucson, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $44,650 and $63,580 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 $76,600, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $36,900, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year57Under $36,900
15%2 – 4 years86$36,900 – $44,650
25%5 – 9 years142$44,650 – $59,840
25%10 – 14 years142$59,840 – $63,580
15%15 – 20 years86$59,840 – $76,600
10%20+ years57Above $76,600
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 $56,840, Tucson Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($92,180), Psychology Teachers ($85,990), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($75,330), and School Psychologists ($67,390).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($42,280), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($52,780).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$92,180
Psychology Teachers$85,990
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$75,330
School Psychologists$67,390
Health Care Social Workers$56,840
Substance Abuse Counselors$52,780
Social Workers$42,280
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Tucson Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Tucson is 570.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,840 per year or $27.33 per hour in Tucson.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Tucson Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $60,584 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Tucson are Forensic Psychologists($92,180), Psychology Teachers($85,990), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($75,330).


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