Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin is 3,710.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin earn an average of $62,870 per year or $30.22 per hour.
  • The percentage of Illinois Health Care Social Workers who work in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin is 100%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin is 2%.

Rankings for Chicago-Naperville-Elgin

  • Ranks #1 in Illinois for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Illinois for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #117 in the nation for salary and #35 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Illinois

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,870 or $30.22 per hour which is 6% more than the Illinois average salary of $59,090.

AverageChicago-Naperville-ElginIllinois% Difference
Hourly Wage$30.22$28.416.37%
Annual Salary$62,870$59,0906.40%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,870 or $30.22 per hour which is 0% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageChicago-Naperville-ElginU.S.%
Hourly Wage$30.22$29.960.87%
Annual Salary$62,870$62,3100.90%
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 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin earns an average annual salary of $59,962 which compares to the Illinois average annual salary of $59,090. per year.

Cost-of-living in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin is 5% higher than the Illinois average, which means Chicago-Naperville-Elgin residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Illinois average.

  • Illinois average salary is $59,090.
  • Illinois cost-of-living adjusted salary is $58,808.
  • Chicago-Naperville-Elgin average salary is $62,870.
  • Chicago-Naperville-Elgin cost-of-living adjusted salary is $59,962.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin$62,870104.85%$59,962
Illinois$59,090100.48%$58,808
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 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $49,550 and $76,920 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 $81,020, 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 Year371Under $38,670
15%2 – 4 years556$38,670 – $49,550
25%5 – 9 years928$49,550 – $61,920
25%10 – 14 years928$61,920 – $76,920
15%15 – 20 years556$61,920 – $81,020
10%20+ years371Above $81,020
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 $62,870, Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($103,430), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($102,580), Psychology Teachers ($87,090), and School Psychologists ($77,460).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($54,460), Marriage and Family Therapists ($55,200), and Social Workers ($57,170).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$103,430
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$102,580
Psychology Teachers$87,090
School Psychologists$77,460
Health Care Social Workers$62,870
Social Workers$57,170
Marriage and Family Therapists$55,200
Substance Abuse Counselors$54,460
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin is 3,710.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,870 per year or $30.22 per hour in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,962 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin are Forensic Psychologists($103,430), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($102,580), Psychology Teachers($87,090).


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