Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Dubuque is 50.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Dubuque earn an average of $56,410 per year or $27.12 per hour.
  • The percentage of Iowa Health Care Social Workers who work in Dubuque is 4%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Dubuque is less than 1%.

Rankings for Dubuque

  • Ranks #6 in Iowa for salary and #6 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #11 in Iowa for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #253 in the nation for salary and #322 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #445 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Iowa

Dubuque Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,410 or $27.12 per hour which is 2% less than the Iowa average salary of $57,840.

AverageDubuqueIowa% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.12$27.81-2.48%
Annual Salary$56,410$57,840-2.47%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Dubuque Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,410 or $27.12 per hour which is 9% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageDubuqueU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.12$29.96-9.48%
Annual Salary$56,410$62,310-9.47%
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 Dubuque earns an average annual salary of $62,091 which compares to the Iowa average annual salary of $57,840. per year.

Cost-of-living in Dubuque is 9% less than the Iowa average, which means Dubuque residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Iowa average.

  • Iowa average salary is $57,840.
  • Iowa cost-of-living adjusted salary is $63,526.
  • Dubuque average salary is $56,410.
  • Dubuque cost-of-living adjusted salary is $62,091.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Dubuque$56,41090.85%$62,091
Iowa$57,84091.05%$63,526
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 Dubuque, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $48,890 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 $74,140, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $46,030, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year5Under $46,030
15%2 – 4 years8$46,030 – $48,890
25%5 – 9 years12$48,890 – $58,160
25%10 – 14 years12$58,160 – $61,690
15%15 – 20 years8$58,160 – $74,140
10%20+ years5Above $74,140
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($43,530), and Social Workers ($43,950).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$56,410
Social Workers$43,950
Substance Abuse Counselors$43,530
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Dubuque Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Dubuque is 50.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,410 per year or $27.12 per hour in Dubuque.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Dubuque Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,091 per year or $30 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Dubuque are Health Care Social Workers($56,410), Social Workers($43,950), Substance Abuse Counselors($43,530).


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

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