Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area is 90.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $47,540 per year or $22.86 per hour.
  • The percentage of Colorado Health Care Social Workers who work in Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #10 in Colorado for salary and #6 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #9 in Colorado for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #466 in the nation for salary and #164 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #313 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Colorado

Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $47,540 or $22.86 per hour which is 18% less than the Colorado average salary of $58,450.

AverageEastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan AreaColorado% Difference
Hourly Wage$22.86$28.10-18.65%
Annual Salary$47,540$58,450-18.67%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $47,540 or $22.86 per hour which is 23% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageEastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22.86$29.96-23.70%
Annual Salary$47,540$62,310-23.70%
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 Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $49,728 which compares to the Colorado average annual salary of $58,450. per year.

Cost-of-living in Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area is 4% less than the Colorado average, which means Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall less 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.
  • Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $47,540.
  • Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $49,728.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area$47,54095.60%$49,728
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 Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $34,410 and $60,760 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 $63,550, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $30,660, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year9Under $30,660
15%2 – 4 years14$30,660 – $34,410
25%5 – 9 years22$34,410 – $45,070
25%10 – 14 years22$45,070 – $60,760
15%15 – 20 years14$45,070 – $63,550
10%20+ years9Above $63,550
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 $47,540, Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($53,290), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($51,210).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($46,510).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$53,290
Substance Abuse Counselors$51,210
Health Care Social Workers$47,540
Social Workers$46,510
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area is 90.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $47,540 per year or $22.86 per hour in Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $49,728 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Eastern and Southern Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area are Psychology Teachers($53,290), Substance Abuse Counselors($51,210), Health Care Social Workers($47,540).


Additional Salary Reports for Health Care Social Workers in Colorado cities and Metros and U.S. States.

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