Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in New Haven is 360.
  • Health Care Social Workers in New Haven earn an average of $72,540 per year or $34.88 per hour.
  • The percentage of Connecticut Health Care Social Workers who work in New Haven is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in New Haven is less than 1%.

Rankings for New Haven

  • Ranks #4 in Connecticut for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Connecticut for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #39 in the nation for salary and #47 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #77 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Connecticut

New Haven Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $72,540 or $34.88 per hour which is almost same as Connecticut average salary of $72,010.

AverageNew HavenConnecticut% Difference
Hourly Wage$34.88$34.620.75%
Annual Salary$72,540$72,0100.74%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

New Haven Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $72,540 or $34.88 per hour which is 16% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageNew HavenU.S.%
Hourly Wage$34.88$29.9616.42%
Annual Salary$72,540$62,31016.42%
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 New Haven earns an average annual salary of $70,826 which compares to the Connecticut average annual salary of $72,010. per year.

Cost-of-living in New Haven is 2% higher than the Connecticut average, which means New Haven residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Connecticut average.

  • Connecticut average salary is $72,010.
  • Connecticut cost-of-living adjusted salary is $69,615.
  • New Haven average salary is $72,540.
  • New Haven cost-of-living adjusted salary is $70,826.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
New Haven$72,540102.42%$70,826
Connecticut$72,010103.44%$69,615
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 New Haven, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $60,360 and $80,220 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 $100,150, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $47,900, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year36Under $47,900
15%2 – 4 years54$47,900 – $60,360
25%5 – 9 years90$60,360 – $77,580
25%10 – 14 years90$77,580 – $80,220
15%15 – 20 years54$77,580 – $100,150
10%20+ years36Above $100,150
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 $72,540, New Haven Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($100,910), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($95,000), Psychology Teachers ($90,770), and School Psychologists ($83,380).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($54,720), Marriage and Family Therapists ($65,210), and Social Workers ($65,310).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$100,910
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$95,000
Psychology Teachers$90,770
School Psychologists$83,380
Health Care Social Workers$72,540
Social Workers$65,310
Marriage and Family Therapists$65,210
Substance Abuse Counselors$54,720
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for New Haven Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in New Haven is 360.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $72,540 per year or $34.88 per hour in New Haven.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in New Haven Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $70,826 per year or $34 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in New Haven are Forensic Psychologists($100,910), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($95,000), Psychology Teachers($90,770).


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