Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Northwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area is 90.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Northwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $51,360 per year or $24.69 per hour.
  • The percentage of Illinois Health Care Social Workers who work in Northwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Northwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Northwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #7 in Illinois for salary and #9 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in Illinois for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #405 in the nation for salary and #465 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #328 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Illinois

Northwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $51,360 or $24.69 per hour which is 13% less than the Illinois average salary of $59,090.

AverageNorthwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan AreaIllinois% Difference
Hourly Wage$24.69$28.41-13.09%
Annual Salary$51,360$59,090-13.08%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Northwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $51,360 or $24.69 per hour which is 17% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageNorthwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$24.69$29.96-17.59%
Annual Salary$51,360$62,310-17.57%
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 Northwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $59,431 which compares to the Illinois average annual salary of $59,090. per year.

Cost-of-living in Northwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the Illinois average, which means Northwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall less 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.
  • Northwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $51,360.
  • Northwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $59,431.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Northwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area$51,36086.42%$59,431
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 Northwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $29,530 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 $77,510, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $28,810, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year9Under $28,810
15%2 – 4 years14$28,810 – $29,530
25%5 – 9 years22$29,530 – $47,900
25%10 – 14 years22$47,900 – $63,480
15%15 – 20 years14$47,900 – $77,510
10%20+ years9Above $77,510
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 $51,360, Northwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($61,800), and Social Workers ($53,660).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($46,860).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$61,800
Social Workers$53,660
Health Care Social Workers$51,360
Substance Abuse Counselors$46,860
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Northwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Northwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area is 90.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $51,360 per year or $24.69 per hour in Northwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Northwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,431 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Northwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area are School Psychologists($61,800), Social Workers($53,660), Health Care Social Workers($51,360).


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

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