Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Northeast Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area is 60.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Northeast Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $54,020 per year or $25.97 per hour.
  • The percentage of Iowa Health Care Social Workers who work in Northeast Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area is 5%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Northeast Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Northeast Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #9 in Iowa for salary and #9 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #9 in Iowa for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #336 in the nation for salary and #448 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #424 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Iowa

Northeast Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,020 or $25.97 per hour which is 6% less than the Iowa average salary of $57,840.

AverageNortheast Iowa Nonmetropolitan AreaIowa% Difference
Hourly Wage$25.97$27.81-6.62%
Annual Salary$54,020$57,840-6.60%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Northeast Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,020 or $25.97 per hour which is 13% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageNortheast Iowa Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$25.97$29.96-13.32%
Annual Salary$54,020$62,310-13.30%
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 Northeast Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $61,815 which compares to the Iowa average annual salary of $57,840. per year.

Cost-of-living in Northeast Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area is 13% less than the Iowa average, which means Northeast Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • Northeast Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $54,020.
  • Northeast Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $61,815.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Northeast Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area$54,02087.39%$61,815
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 Northeast Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,040 and $61,780 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 $63,580, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $38,340, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year6Under $38,340
15%2 – 4 years9$38,340 – $47,040
25%5 – 9 years15$47,040 – $56,820
25%10 – 14 years15$56,820 – $61,780
15%15 – 20 years9$56,820 – $63,580
10%20+ years6Above $63,580
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 ($41,010), and Social Workers ($52,860).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$54,020
Social Workers$52,860
Substance Abuse Counselors$41,010
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Northeast Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Northeast Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area is 60.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,020 per year or $25.97 per hour in Northeast Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Northeast Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $61,815 per year or $30 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Northeast Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area are Health Care Social Workers($54,020), Social Workers($52,860), Substance Abuse Counselors($41,010).


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