Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Boulder is 130.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Boulder earn an average of $57,680 per year or $27.73 per hour.
  • The percentage of Colorado Health Care Social Workers who work in Boulder is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Boulder is less than 1%.

Rankings for Boulder

  • Ranks #4 in Colorado for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in Colorado for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #222 in the nation for salary and #45 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #233 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Colorado

Boulder Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,680 or $27.73 per hour which is 1% less than the Colorado average salary of $58,450.

AverageBoulderColorado% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.73$28.10-1.32%
Annual Salary$57,680$58,450-1.32%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Boulder Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,680 or $27.73 per hour which is 7% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageBoulderU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.73$29.96-7.44%
Annual Salary$57,680$62,310-7.43%
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 Boulder earns an average annual salary of $56,229 which compares to the Colorado average annual salary of $58,450. per year.

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

  • Colorado average salary is $58,450.
  • Colorado cost-of-living adjusted salary is $56,819.
  • Boulder average salary is $57,680.
  • Boulder cost-of-living adjusted salary is $56,229.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Boulder$57,680102.58%$56,229
Colorado$58,450102.87%$56,819
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 Boulder, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $40,590 and $69,140 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 $81,410, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $37,440, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year13Under $37,440
15%2 – 4 years20$37,440 – $40,590
25%5 – 9 years32$40,590 – $48,240
25%10 – 14 years32$48,240 – $69,140
15%15 – 20 years20$48,240 – $81,410
10%20+ years13Above $81,410
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 $57,680, Boulder Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($116,280), Marriage and Family Therapists ($79,440), Substance Abuse Counselors ($65,130), and Social Workers ($62,660).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$116,280
Marriage and Family Therapists$79,440
Substance Abuse Counselors$65,130
Social Workers$62,660
Health Care Social Workers$57,680
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Boulder Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Boulder is 130.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,680 per year or $27.73 per hour in Boulder.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Boulder Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,229 per year or $27 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Boulder are School Psychologists($116,280), Marriage and Family Therapists($79,440), Substance Abuse Counselors($65,130).


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