Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Waterloo-Cedar Falls is 80.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Waterloo-Cedar Falls earn an average of $56,710 per year or $27.26 per hour.
  • The percentage of Iowa Health Care Social Workers who work in Waterloo-Cedar Falls is 7%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Waterloo-Cedar Falls is less than 1%.

Rankings for Waterloo-Cedar Falls

  • Ranks #5 in Iowa for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #7 in Iowa for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #245 in the nation for salary and #284 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #354 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Iowa

Waterloo-Cedar Falls Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,710 or $27.26 per hour which is 1% less than the Iowa average salary of $57,840.

AverageWaterloo-Cedar FallsIowa% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.26$27.81-1.98%
Annual Salary$56,710$57,840-1.95%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Waterloo-Cedar Falls Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,710 or $27.26 per hour which is 8% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageWaterloo-Cedar FallsU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.26$29.96-9.01%
Annual Salary$56,710$62,310-8.99%
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 Waterloo-Cedar Falls earns an average annual salary of $61,729 which compares to the Iowa average annual salary of $57,840. per year.

Cost-of-living in Waterloo-Cedar Falls is 8% less than the Iowa average, which means Waterloo-Cedar Falls 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.
  • Waterloo-Cedar Falls average salary is $56,710.
  • Waterloo-Cedar Falls cost-of-living adjusted salary is $61,729.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Waterloo-Cedar Falls$56,71091.87%$61,729
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 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $48,480 and $62,370 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 $38,960, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year8Under $38,960
15%2 – 4 years12$38,960 – $48,480
25%5 – 9 years20$48,480 – $59,690
25%10 – 14 years20$59,690 – $62,370
15%15 – 20 years12$59,690 – $63,580
10%20+ years8Above $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 Social Workers ($48,680), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($53,280).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$56,710
Substance Abuse Counselors$53,280
Social Workers$48,680
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Waterloo-Cedar Falls Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Waterloo-Cedar Falls is 80.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,710 per year or $27.26 per hour in Waterloo-Cedar Falls.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Waterloo-Cedar Falls Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $61,729 per year or $30 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Waterloo-Cedar Falls are Health Care Social Workers($56,710), Substance Abuse Counselors($53,280), Social Workers($48,680).


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

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