Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Rockford is 210.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Rockford earn an average of $56,100 per year or $26.97 per hour.
  • The percentage of Illinois Health Care Social Workers who work in Rockford is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Rockford is less than 1%.

Rankings for Rockford

  • Ranks #3 in Illinois for salary and #5 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Illinois for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #263 in the nation for salary and #294 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #138 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Illinois

Rockford Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,100 or $26.97 per hour which is 5% less than the Illinois average salary of $59,090.

AverageRockfordIllinois% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.97$28.41-5.07%
Annual Salary$56,100$59,090-5.06%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Rockford Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,100 or $26.97 per hour which is 9% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageRockfordU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.97$29.96-9.98%
Annual Salary$56,100$62,310-9.97%
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 Rockford earns an average annual salary of $61,251 which compares to the Illinois average annual salary of $59,090. per year.

Cost-of-living in Rockford is 8% less than the Illinois average, which means Rockford 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.
  • Rockford average salary is $56,100.
  • Rockford cost-of-living adjusted salary is $61,251.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Rockford$56,10091.59%$61,251
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 Rockford, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $46,180 and $61,690 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 $76,830, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $36,190, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year21Under $36,190
15%2 – 4 years32$36,190 – $46,180
25%5 – 9 years52$46,180 – $60,100
25%10 – 14 years52$60,100 – $61,690
15%15 – 20 years32$60,100 – $76,830
10%20+ years21Above $76,830
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 $56,100, Rockford Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($81,290), and School Psychologists ($77,410).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($47,590), Marriage and Family Therapists ($48,330), and Social Workers ($52,570).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$81,290
School Psychologists$77,410
Health Care Social Workers$56,100
Social Workers$52,570
Marriage and Family Therapists$48,330
Substance Abuse Counselors$47,590
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Rockford Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Rockford is 210.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,100 per year or $26.97 per hour in Rockford.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Rockford Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $61,251 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Rockford are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($81,290), School Psychologists($77,410), Health Care Social Workers($56,100).


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