Benchmark Salary Information
Rankings for Merced
Compared to California
Merced Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $74,390 or $35.76 per hour which is 12% less than the California average salary of $84,690.
Compared to the U.S.
Merced Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $74,390 or $35.76 per hour which is 19% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.
Salary Adjusted for Cost-of-Living
When adjusted for cost-of-living, Health Care Social Workers in Merced earns an average annual salary of $75,020 which compares to the California average annual salary of $84,690. per year.
Cost-of-living in Merced is 1% less than the California average, which means Merced residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to California average.
|Location||Average Annual Wage||Cost of Living||Adjusted COL Wage|
Salary Ranges for Education and Experience
In Merced, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,840 and $98,540 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 $99,680, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.
Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $38,430, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.
|10%||Less than a Year||3||Under $38,430|
|15%||2 – 4 years||4||$38,430 – $47,840|
|25%||5 – 9 years||8||$47,840 – $77,280|
|25%||10 – 14 years||8||$77,280 – $98,540|
|15%||15 – 20 years||4||$77,280 – $99,680|
|10%||20+ years||3||Above $99,680|
Salary Compared to Related Professions
With an average annual salary of $74,390, Merced Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($112,890).
However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($49,540), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($55,280).
|Health Care Social Workers||$74,390|
|Substance Abuse Counselors||$55,280|
FAQ for Merced Health Care Social Workers
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Official Data Sources for Health Care Social Workers: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data