Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Northwest Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area is 110.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Northwest Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $51,750 per year or $24.88 per hour.
  • The percentage of Iowa Health Care Social Workers who work in Northwest Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area is 10%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Northwest Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Northwest Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #11 in Iowa for salary and #10 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in Iowa for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #397 in the nation for salary and #447 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #266 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Iowa

Northwest Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $51,750 or $24.88 per hour which is 10% less than the Iowa average salary of $57,840.

AverageNorthwest Iowa Nonmetropolitan AreaIowa% Difference
Hourly Wage$24.88$27.81-10.54%
Annual Salary$51,750$57,840-10.53%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Northwest Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $51,750 or $24.88 per hour which is 16% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageNorthwest Iowa Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$24.88$29.96-16.96%
Annual Salary$51,750$62,310-16.95%
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 Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $59,217 which compares to the Iowa average annual salary of $57,840. per year.

Cost-of-living in Northwest Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area is 13% less than the Iowa average, which means Northwest 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.
  • Northwest Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $51,750.
  • Northwest Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $59,217.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Northwest Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area$51,75087.39%$59,217
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 Northwest Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $46,280 and $60,110 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 $63,550, 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 Year11Under $38,670
15%2 – 4 years16$38,670 – $46,280
25%5 – 9 years28$46,280 – $48,860
25%10 – 14 years28$48,860 – $60,110
15%15 – 20 years16$48,860 – $63,550
10%20+ years11Above $63,550
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 ($49,440), and Social Workers ($51,190).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$51,750
Social Workers$51,190
Substance Abuse Counselors$49,440
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Northwest Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Northwest Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area is 110.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $51,750 per year or $24.88 per hour in Northwest Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Northwest Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,217 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Northwest Iowa Nonmetropolitan Area are Health Care Social Workers($51,750), Social Workers($51,190), Substance Abuse Counselors($49,440).


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