Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Urban Honolulu is 540.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Urban Honolulu earn an average of $74,860 per year or $35.99 per hour.
  • The percentage of Hawaii Health Care Social Workers who work in Urban Honolulu is 100%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Urban Honolulu is less than 1%.

Rankings for Urban Honolulu

  • Ranks #2 in Hawaii for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Hawaii for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #29 in the nation for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #64 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Hawaii

Urban Honolulu Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $74,860 or $35.99 per hour which is 1% more than the Hawaii average salary of $73,960.

AverageUrban HonoluluHawaii% Difference
Hourly Wage$35.99$35.561.21%
Annual Salary$74,860$73,9601.22%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Urban Honolulu Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $74,860 or $35.99 per hour which is 20% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageUrban HonoluluU.S.%
Hourly Wage$35.99$29.9620.13%
Annual Salary$74,860$62,31020.14%
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 Urban Honolulu earns an average annual salary of $65,794 which compares to the Hawaii average annual salary of $73,960. per year.

Cost-of-living in Urban Honolulu is 14% higher than the Hawaii average, which means Urban Honolulu residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Hawaii average.

  • Hawaii average salary is $73,960.
  • Hawaii cost-of-living adjusted salary is $66,042.
  • Urban Honolulu average salary is $74,860.
  • Urban Honolulu cost-of-living adjusted salary is $65,794.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Urban Honolulu$74,860113.78%$65,794
Hawaii$73,960111.99%$66,042
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 Urban Honolulu, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $60,490 and $81,440 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 $98,940, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $47,600, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year54Under $47,600
15%2 – 4 years81$47,600 – $60,490
25%5 – 9 years135$60,490 – $77,670
25%10 – 14 years135$77,670 – $81,440
15%15 – 20 years81$77,670 – $98,940
10%20+ years54Above $98,940
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 $74,860, Urban Honolulu Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($102,910), Psychology Teachers ($93,290), and Forensic Psychologists ($91,940).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($59,940), Social Workers ($62,470), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($65,570).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$102,910
Psychology Teachers$93,290
Forensic Psychologists$91,940
Health Care Social Workers$74,860
Marriage and Family Therapists$65,570
Social Workers$62,470
Substance Abuse Counselors$59,940
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Urban Honolulu Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Urban Honolulu is 540.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $74,860 per year or $35.99 per hour in Urban Honolulu.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Urban Honolulu Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $65,794 per year or $32 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Urban Honolulu are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($102,910), Psychology Teachers($93,290), Forensic Psychologists($91,940).


Additional Salary Reports for Health Care Social Workers in Hawaii cities and Metros and U.S. States.

Official Data Sources for Health Care Social Workers: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data