Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Southwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area is 140.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Southwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $54,120 per year or $26.02 per hour.
  • The percentage of Colorado Health Care Social Workers who work in Southwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Southwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Southwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #7 in Colorado for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in Colorado for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #332 in the nation for salary and #162 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #226 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Colorado

Southwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,120 or $26.02 per hour which is 7% less than the Colorado average salary of $58,450.

AverageSouthwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan AreaColorado% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.02$28.10-7.40%
Annual Salary$54,120$58,450-7.41%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Southwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,120 or $26.02 per hour which is 13% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageSouthwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.02$29.96-13.15%
Annual Salary$54,120$62,310-13.14%
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 Southwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $56,611 which compares to the Colorado average annual salary of $58,450. per year.

Cost-of-living in Southwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area is 4% less than the Colorado average, which means Southwest 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.
  • Southwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $54,120.
  • Southwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $56,611.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Southwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area$54,12095.60%$56,611
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 Southwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $38,990 and $63,480 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 $77,940, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $36,820, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year14Under $36,820
15%2 – 4 years21$36,820 – $38,990
25%5 – 9 years35$38,990 – $49,730
25%10 – 14 years35$49,730 – $63,480
15%15 – 20 years21$49,730 – $77,940
10%20+ years14Above $77,940
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 $54,120, Southwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($96,980), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($80,590), Marriage and Family Therapists ($63,130), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($54,470).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($53,600).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$96,980
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$80,590
Marriage and Family Therapists$63,130
Substance Abuse Counselors$54,470
Health Care Social Workers$54,120
Social Workers$53,600
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Southwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Southwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area is 140.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,120 per year or $26.02 per hour in Southwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Southwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,611 per year or $27 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Southwest Colorado Nonmetropolitan Area are School Psychologists($96,980), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($80,590), Marriage and Family Therapists($63,130).


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