Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Northwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area is 110.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Northwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $58,990 per year or $28.36 per hour.
  • The percentage of Colorado Health Care Social Workers who work in Northwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Northwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Northwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #2 in Colorado for salary and #8 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #7 in Colorado for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #187 in the nation for salary and #165 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #268 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Colorado

Northwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,990 or $28.36 per hour which is almost same as Colorado average salary of $58,450.

AverageNorthwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan AreaColorado% Difference
Hourly Wage$28.36$28.100.93%
Annual Salary$58,990$58,4500.92%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Northwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,990 or $28.36 per hour which is 5% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageNorthwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$28.36$29.96-5.34%
Annual Salary$58,990$62,310-5.33%
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 Northwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $61,705 which compares to the Colorado average annual salary of $58,450. per year.

Cost-of-living in Northwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area is 4% less than the Colorado average, which means Northwest 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.
  • Northwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $58,990.
  • Northwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $61,705.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Northwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area$58,99095.60%$61,705
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 Northwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $44,300 and $72,740 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 $92,800, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $36,030, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year11Under $36,030
15%2 – 4 years16$36,030 – $44,300
25%5 – 9 years28$44,300 – $58,250
25%10 – 14 years28$58,250 – $72,740
15%15 – 20 years16$58,250 – $92,800
10%20+ years11Above $92,800
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 $58,990, Northwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($99,700), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($65,120).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($50,990), Substance Abuse Counselors ($55,960), and Social Workers ($57,850).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$99,700
Marriage and Family Therapists$65,120
Health Care Social Workers$58,990
Social Workers$57,850
Substance Abuse Counselors$55,960
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$50,990
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Northwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Northwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area is 110.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,990 per year or $28.36 per hour in Northwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Northwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $61,705 per year or $30 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Northwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area are School Psychologists($99,700), Marriage and Family Therapists($65,120), Health Care Social Workers($58,990).


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