Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Southwest Maine Nonmetropolitan Area is 100.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Southwest Maine Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $56,550 per year or $27.19 per hour.
  • The percentage of Maine Health Care Social Workers who work in Southwest Maine Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Southwest Maine Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Southwest Maine Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #4 in Maine for salary and #5 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Maine for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #249 in the nation for salary and #251 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #287 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Maine

Southwest Maine Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,550 or $27.19 per hour which is 3% less than the Maine average salary of $58,900.

AverageSouthwest Maine Nonmetropolitan AreaMaine% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.19$28.32-3.99%
Annual Salary$56,550$58,900-3.99%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Southwest Maine Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,550 or $27.19 per hour which is 9% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageSouthwest Maine Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.19$29.96-9.25%
Annual Salary$56,550$62,310-9.24%
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 Southwest Maine Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $61,175 which compares to the Maine average annual salary of $58,900. per year.

Cost-of-living in Southwest Maine Nonmetropolitan Area is 8% less than the Maine average, which means Southwest Maine Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • Southwest Maine Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $56,550.
  • Southwest Maine Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $61,175.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Southwest Maine Nonmetropolitan Area$56,55092.44%$61,175
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 Southwest Maine Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $48,810 and $61,860 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 $74,460, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $47,430, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year10Under $47,430
15%2 – 4 years15$47,430 – $48,810
25%5 – 9 years25$48,810 – $58,300
25%10 – 14 years25$58,300 – $61,860
15%15 – 20 years15$58,300 – $74,460
10%20+ years10Above $74,460
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 $56,550, Southwest Maine Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($88,140), Psychology Teachers ($84,190), School Psychologists ($77,130), Forensic Psychologists ($72,730), and Social Workers ($58,920).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($52,210).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$88,140
Psychology Teachers$84,190
School Psychologists$77,130
Forensic Psychologists$72,730
Social Workers$58,920
Health Care Social Workers$56,550
Substance Abuse Counselors$52,210
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Southwest Maine Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Southwest Maine Nonmetropolitan Area is 100.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,550 per year or $27.19 per hour in Southwest Maine Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Southwest Maine Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $61,175 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Southwest Maine Nonmetropolitan Area are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($88,140), Psychology Teachers($84,190), School Psychologists($77,130).


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