Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn is 2,390.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn earn an average of $58,930 per year or $28.33 per hour.
  • The percentage of Michigan Health Care Social Workers who work in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn is 43%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn is 1%.

Rankings for Detroit-Warren-Dearborn

  • Ranks #7 in Michigan for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Michigan for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #192 in the nation for salary and #121 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #12 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Michigan

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,930 or $28.33 per hour which is almost same as Michigan average salary of $59,390.

AverageDetroit-Warren-DearbornMichigan% Difference
Hourly Wage$28.33$28.55-0.77%
Annual Salary$58,930$59,390-0.77%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,930 or $28.33 per hour which is 5% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageDetroit-Warren-DearbornU.S.%
Hourly Wage$28.33$29.96-5.44%
Annual Salary$58,930$62,310-5.42%
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 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn earns an average annual salary of $60,696 which compares to the Michigan average annual salary of $59,390. per year.

Cost-of-living in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn is 3% less than the Michigan average, which means Detroit-Warren-Dearborn residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Michigan average.

  • Michigan average salary is $59,390.
  • Michigan cost-of-living adjusted salary is $63,154.
  • Detroit-Warren-Dearborn average salary is $58,930.
  • Detroit-Warren-Dearborn cost-of-living adjusted salary is $60,696.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn$58,93097.09%$60,696
Michigan$59,39094.04%$63,154
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 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,630 and $63,950 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 $81,030, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $38,990, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year239Under $38,990
15%2 – 4 years358$38,990 – $47,630
25%5 – 9 years598$47,630 – $60,910
25%10 – 14 years598$60,910 – $63,950
15%15 – 20 years358$60,910 – $81,030
10%20+ years239Above $81,030
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 $58,930, Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($87,460), Forensic Psychologists ($82,100), Psychology Teachers ($81,680), and School Psychologists ($79,970).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($50,800), and Social Workers ($51,500).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$87,460
Forensic Psychologists$82,100
Psychology Teachers$81,680
School Psychologists$79,970
Health Care Social Workers$58,930
Social Workers$51,500
Substance Abuse Counselors$50,800
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn is 2,390.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,930 per year or $28.33 per hour in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $60,696 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($87,460), Forensic Psychologists($82,100), Psychology Teachers($81,680).


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