Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Fort Collins is 210.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Fort Collins earn an average of $58,630 per year or $28.19 per hour.
  • The percentage of Colorado Health Care Social Workers who work in Fort Collins is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Fort Collins is less than 1%.

Rankings for Fort Collins

  • Ranks #3 in Colorado for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Colorado for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #198 in the nation for salary and #77 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #141 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Colorado

Fort Collins Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,630 or $28.19 per hour which is almost same as Colorado average salary of $58,450.

AverageFort CollinsColorado% Difference
Hourly Wage$28.19$28.100.32%
Annual Salary$58,630$58,4500.31%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Fort Collins Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,630 or $28.19 per hour which is 5% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageFort CollinsU.S.%
Hourly Wage$28.19$29.96-5.91%
Annual Salary$58,630$62,310-5.91%
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 Fort Collins earns an average annual salary of $58,548 which compares to the Colorado average annual salary of $58,450. per year.

Cost-of-living in Fort Collins is 0% higher than the Colorado average, which means Fort Collins 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.
  • Fort Collins average salary is $58,630.
  • Fort Collins cost-of-living adjusted salary is $58,548.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Fort Collins$58,630100.14%$58,548
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 Fort Collins, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $44,940 and $76,920 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 $81,230, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $37,190, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year21Under $37,190
15%2 – 4 years32$37,190 – $44,940
25%5 – 9 years52$44,940 – $59,910
25%10 – 14 years52$59,910 – $76,920
15%15 – 20 years32$59,910 – $81,230
10%20+ years21Above $81,230
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 $58,630, Fort Collins Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($93,080), Psychology Teachers ($88,100), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($86,200), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($66,760).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($55,730), and Social Workers ($55,800).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$93,080
Psychology Teachers$88,100
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$86,200
Marriage and Family Therapists$66,760
Health Care Social Workers$58,630
Social Workers$55,800
Substance Abuse Counselors$55,730
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Fort Collins Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Fort Collins is 210.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,630 per year or $28.19 per hour in Fort Collins.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Fort Collins Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,548 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Fort Collins are School Psychologists($93,080), Psychology Teachers($88,100), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($86,200).


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

Official Data Sources for Health Care Social Workers: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data