Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood is 2,000.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood earn an average of $60,480 per year or $29.08 per hour.
  • The percentage of Colorado Health Care Social Workers who work in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood is 100%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood is 1%.

Rankings for Denver-Aurora-Lakewood

  • Ranks #1 in Colorado for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Colorado for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #160 in the nation for salary and #27 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #18 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Colorado

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $60,480 or $29.08 per hour which is 3% more than the Colorado average salary of $58,450.

AverageDenver-Aurora-LakewoodColorado% Difference
Hourly Wage$29.08$28.103.49%
Annual Salary$60,480$58,4503.47%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $60,480 or $29.08 per hour which is 2% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageDenver-Aurora-LakewoodU.S.%
Hourly Wage$29.08$29.96-2.94%
Annual Salary$60,480$62,310-2.94%
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 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood earns an average annual salary of $56,371 which compares to the Colorado average annual salary of $58,450. per year.

Cost-of-living in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood is 7% higher than the Colorado average, which means Denver-Aurora-Lakewood 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.
  • Denver-Aurora-Lakewood average salary is $60,480.
  • Denver-Aurora-Lakewood cost-of-living adjusted salary is $56,371.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood$60,480107.29%$56,371
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 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,290 and $76,880 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 $38,660, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year200Under $38,660
15%2 – 4 years300$38,660 – $47,290
25%5 – 9 years500$47,290 – $60,360
25%10 – 14 years500$60,360 – $76,880
15%15 – 20 years300$60,360 – $81,410
10%20+ years200Above $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 $60,480, Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($105,450), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($94,760), Psychology Teachers ($77,370), Marriage and Family Therapists ($76,220), Social Workers ($63,170), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($61,510).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$105,450
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$94,760
Psychology Teachers$77,370
Marriage and Family Therapists$76,220
Social Workers$63,170
Substance Abuse Counselors$61,510
Health Care Social Workers$60,480
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood is 2,000.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $60,480 per year or $29.08 per hour in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,371 per year or $27 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood are School Psychologists($105,450), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($94,760), Psychology Teachers($77,370).


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