Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach is 2,860.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach earn an average of $62,210 per year or $29.91 per hour.
  • The percentage of Florida Health Care Social Workers who work in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach is 32%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach is 2%.

Rankings for Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

  • Ranks #3 in Florida for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Florida for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #129 in the nation for salary and #13 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #7 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Florida

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,210 or $29.91 per hour which is 6% more than the Florida average salary of $58,420.

AverageMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFlorida% Difference
Hourly Wage$29.91$28.096.48%
Annual Salary$62,210$58,4206.49%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,210 or $29.91 per hour which is 0% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachU.S.%
Hourly Wage$29.91$29.96-0.17%
Annual Salary$62,210$62,310-0.16%
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 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach earns an average annual salary of $56,565 which compares to the Florida average annual salary of $58,420. per year.

Cost-of-living in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach is 10% higher than the Florida average, which means Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Florida average.

  • Florida average salary is $58,420.
  • Florida cost-of-living adjusted salary is $58,008.
  • Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach average salary is $62,210.
  • Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach cost-of-living adjusted salary is $56,565.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach$62,210109.98%$56,565
Florida$58,420100.71%$58,008
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 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $48,190 and $77,700 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 $98,470, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $38,670, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year286Under $38,670
15%2 – 4 years429$38,670 – $48,190
25%5 – 9 years715$48,190 – $61,640
25%10 – 14 years715$61,640 – $77,700
15%15 – 20 years429$61,640 – $98,470
10%20+ years286Above $98,470
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 $62,210, Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($97,900), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($92,750), Psychology Teachers ($91,390), and School Psychologists ($82,350).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($48,350), Substance Abuse Counselors ($51,110), and Social Workers ($52,450).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$97,900
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$92,750
Psychology Teachers$91,390
School Psychologists$82,350
Health Care Social Workers$62,210
Social Workers$52,450
Substance Abuse Counselors$51,110
Marriage and Family Therapists$48,350
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach is 2,860.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,210 per year or $29.91 per hour in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,565 per year or $27 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach are Forensic Psychologists($97,900), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($92,750), Psychology Teachers($91,390).


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