Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Lansing-East Lansing is 240.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Lansing-East Lansing earn an average of $63,450 per year or $30.51 per hour.
  • The percentage of Michigan Health Care Social Workers who work in Lansing-East Lansing is 4%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Lansing-East Lansing is less than 1%.

Rankings for Lansing-East Lansing

  • Ranks #2 in Michigan for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in Michigan for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #105 in the nation for salary and #219 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #114 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Michigan

Lansing-East Lansing Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $63,450 or $30.51 per hour which is 6% more than the Michigan average salary of $59,390.

AverageLansing-East LansingMichigan% Difference
Hourly Wage$30.51$28.556.87%
Annual Salary$63,450$59,3906.84%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Lansing-East Lansing Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $63,450 or $30.51 per hour which is 1% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageLansing-East LansingU.S.%
Hourly Wage$30.51$29.961.84%
Annual Salary$63,450$62,3101.83%
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 Lansing-East Lansing earns an average annual salary of $67,897 which compares to the Michigan average annual salary of $59,390. per year.

Cost-of-living in Lansing-East Lansing is 7% less than the Michigan average, which means Lansing-East Lansing 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.
  • Lansing-East Lansing average salary is $63,450.
  • Lansing-East Lansing cost-of-living adjusted salary is $67,897.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Lansing-East Lansing$63,45093.45%$67,897
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 Lansing-East Lansing, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $49,040 and $77,670 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 $98,250, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $40,020, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year24Under $40,020
15%2 – 4 years36$40,020 – $49,040
25%5 – 9 years60$49,040 – $61,690
25%10 – 14 years60$61,690 – $77,670
15%15 – 20 years36$61,690 – $98,250
10%20+ years24Above $98,250
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 $63,450, Lansing-East Lansing Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($86,870), School Psychologists ($78,910), and Forensic Psychologists ($64,790).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($53,130), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($58,410).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$86,870
School Psychologists$78,910
Forensic Psychologists$64,790
Health Care Social Workers$63,450
Substance Abuse Counselors$58,410
Social Workers$53,130
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Lansing-East Lansing Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Lansing-East Lansing is 240.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $63,450 per year or $30.51 per hour in Lansing-East Lansing.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Lansing-East Lansing Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $67,897 per year or $33 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Lansing-East Lansing are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($86,870), School Psychologists($78,910), Forensic Psychologists($64,790).


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