Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade is 880.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade earn an average of $91,270 per year or $43.88 per hour.
  • The percentage of California Health Care Social Workers who work in Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade is 7%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade is 1%.

Rankings for Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade

  • Ranks #5 in California for salary and #13 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #5 in the nation for salary and #29 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #43 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $91,270 or $43.88 per hour which is 7% more than the California average salary of $84,690.

AverageSacramento–Roseville–Arden-ArcadeCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$43.88$40.727.76%
Annual Salary$91,270$84,6907.77%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $91,270 or $43.88 per hour which is 46% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageSacramento–Roseville–Arden-ArcadeU.S.%
Hourly Wage$43.88$29.9646.46%
Annual Salary$91,270$62,31046.48%
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 Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade earns an average annual salary of $86,023 which compares to the California average annual salary of $84,690. per year.

Cost-of-living in Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade is 6% higher than the California average, which means Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade 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.
  • Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade average salary is $91,270.
  • Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade cost-of-living adjusted salary is $86,023.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade$91,270106.10%$86,023
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 Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $64,570 and $107,990 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 $126,770, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $51,120, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year88Under $51,120
15%2 – 4 years132$51,120 – $64,570
25%5 – 9 years220$64,570 – $83,010
25%10 – 14 years220$83,010 – $107,990
15%15 – 20 years132$83,010 – $126,770
10%20+ years88Above $126,770
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 $91,270, Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($128,960), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($119,240), and Psychology Teachers ($110,970).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($60,900), Substance Abuse Counselors ($60,960), Marriage and Family Therapists ($62,660), and School Psychologists ($90,780).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$128,960
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$119,240
Psychology Teachers$110,970
Health Care Social Workers$91,270
School Psychologists$90,780
Marriage and Family Therapists$62,660
Substance Abuse Counselors$60,960
Social Workers$60,900
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade is 880.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $91,270 per year or $43.88 per hour in Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $86,023 per year or $41 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade are Forensic Psychologists($128,960), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($119,240), Psychology Teachers($110,970).


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