Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Portland-South Portland is 200.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Portland-South Portland earn an average of $58,940 per year or $28.34 per hour.
  • The percentage of Maine Health Care Social Workers who work in Portland-South Portland is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Portland-South Portland is less than 1%.

Rankings for Portland-South Portland

  • Ranks #3 in Maine for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Maine for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #191 in the nation for salary and #254 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #151 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Maine

Portland-South Portland Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,940 or $28.34 per hour which is almost same as Maine average salary of $58,900.

AveragePortland-South PortlandMaine% Difference
Hourly Wage$28.34$28.320.07%
Annual Salary$58,940$58,9000.07%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Portland-South Portland Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,940 or $28.34 per hour which is 5% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AveragePortland-South PortlandU.S.%
Hourly Wage$28.34$29.96-5.41%
Annual Salary$58,940$62,310-5.41%
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 Portland-South Portland earns an average annual salary of $63,760 which compares to the Maine average annual salary of $58,900. per year.

Cost-of-living in Portland-South Portland is 8% less than the Maine average, which means Portland-South Portland residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Maine average.

  • Maine average salary is $58,900.
  • Maine cost-of-living adjusted salary is $60,860.
  • Portland-South Portland average salary is $58,940.
  • Portland-South Portland cost-of-living adjusted salary is $63,760.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Portland-South Portland$58,94092.44%$63,760
Maine$58,90096.78%$60,860
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 Portland-South Portland, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $49,230 and $63,530 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 $77,670, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $39,120, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year20Under $39,120
15%2 – 4 years30$39,120 – $49,230
25%5 – 9 years50$49,230 – $60,910
25%10 – 14 years50$60,910 – $63,530
15%15 – 20 years30$60,910 – $77,670
10%20+ years20Above $77,670
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 $58,940, Portland-South Portland Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($83,310), Forensic Psychologists ($80,300), School Psychologists ($79,680), Psychology Teachers ($72,220), Social Workers ($68,890), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($61,550).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$83,310
Forensic Psychologists$80,300
School Psychologists$79,680
Psychology Teachers$72,220
Social Workers$68,890
Substance Abuse Counselors$61,550
Health Care Social Workers$58,940
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Portland-South Portland Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Portland-South Portland is 200.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,940 per year or $28.34 per hour in Portland-South Portland.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Portland-South Portland Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $63,760 per year or $31 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Portland-South Portland are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($83,310), Forensic Psychologists($80,300), School Psychologists($79,680).


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

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