Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Modesto is 190.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Modesto earn an average of $87,880 per year or $42.25 per hour.
  • The percentage of California Health Care Social Workers who work in Modesto is 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Modesto is less than 1%.

Rankings for Modesto

  • Ranks #8 in California for salary and #16 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #11 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #8 in the nation for salary and #44 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #159 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

Modesto Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $87,880 or $42.25 per hour which is 3% more than the California average salary of $84,690.

AverageModestoCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$42.25$40.723.76%
Annual Salary$87,880$84,6903.77%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Modesto Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $87,880 or $42.25 per hour which is 41% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageModestoU.S.%
Hourly Wage$42.25$29.9641.02%
Annual Salary$87,880$62,31041.04%
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 Modesto earns an average annual salary of $85,561 which compares to the California average annual salary of $84,690. per year.

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

  • California average salary is $84,690.
  • California cost-of-living adjusted salary is $76,726.
  • Modesto average salary is $87,880.
  • Modesto cost-of-living adjusted salary is $85,561.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Modesto$87,880102.71%$85,561
California$84,690110.38%$76,726
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 Modesto, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $63,550 and $101,110 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 $124,290, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $49,040, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year19Under $49,040
15%2 – 4 years28$49,040 – $63,550
25%5 – 9 years48$63,550 – $79,600
25%10 – 14 years48$79,600 – $101,110
15%15 – 20 years28$79,600 – $124,290
10%20+ years19Above $124,290
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 $87,880, Modesto Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($113,440), and Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($103,240).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($51,780), Marriage and Family Therapists ($56,120), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($61,640).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$113,440
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$103,240
Health Care Social Workers$87,880
Substance Abuse Counselors$61,640
Marriage and Family Therapists$56,120
Social Workers$51,780
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Modesto Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Modesto is 190.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $87,880 per year or $42.25 per hour in Modesto.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Modesto Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $85,561 per year or $41 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Modesto are School Psychologists($113,440), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($103,240), Health Care Social Workers($87,880).


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