Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Grand Junction is 60.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Grand Junction earn an average of $55,280 per year or $26.58 per hour.
  • The percentage of Colorado Health Care Social Workers who work in Grand Junction is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Grand Junction is less than 1%.

Rankings for Grand Junction

  • Ranks #6 in Colorado for salary and #9 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #10 in Colorado for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #291 in the nation for salary and #180 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #413 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Colorado

Grand Junction Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,280 or $26.58 per hour which is 5% less than the Colorado average salary of $58,450.

AverageGrand JunctionColorado% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.58$28.10-5.41%
Annual Salary$55,280$58,450-5.42%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Grand Junction Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,280 or $26.58 per hour which is 11% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageGrand JunctionU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.58$29.96-11.28%
Annual Salary$55,280$62,310-11.28%
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 Grand Junction earns an average annual salary of $58,361 which compares to the Colorado average annual salary of $58,450. per year.

Cost-of-living in Grand Junction is 5% less than the Colorado average, which means Grand Junction 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.
  • Grand Junction average salary is $55,280.
  • Grand Junction cost-of-living adjusted salary is $58,361.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Grand Junction$55,28094.72%$58,361
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 Grand Junction, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $45,810 and $63,580 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 $71,850, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $35,620, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year6Under $35,620
15%2 – 4 years9$35,620 – $45,810
25%5 – 9 years15$45,810 – $55,370
25%10 – 14 years15$55,370 – $63,580
15%15 – 20 years9$55,370 – $71,850
10%20+ years6Above $71,850
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 $55,280, Grand Junction Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Marriage and Family Therapists ($66,180).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($49,280), and Social Workers ($53,700).

TitleAnnual Salary
Marriage and Family Therapists$66,180
Health Care Social Workers$55,280
Social Workers$53,700
Substance Abuse Counselors$49,280
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Grand Junction Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Grand Junction is 60.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,280 per year or $26.58 per hour in Grand Junction.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Grand Junction Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,361 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Grand Junction are Marriage and Family Therapists($66,180), Health Care Social Workers($55,280), Social Workers($53,700).


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