Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan Nonmetropolitan Area is 160.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $56,900 per year or $27.35 per hour.
  • The percentage of Michigan Health Care Social Workers who work in Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan Nonmetropolitan Area is 3%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #12 in Michigan for salary and #15 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #8 in Michigan for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #241 in the nation for salary and #419 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #197 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Michigan

Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,900 or $27.35 per hour which is 4% less than the Michigan average salary of $59,390.

AverageNorthwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan Nonmetropolitan AreaMichigan% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.35$28.55-4.20%
Annual Salary$56,900$59,390-4.19%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,900 or $27.35 per hour which is 8% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageNorthwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.35$29.96-8.71%
Annual Salary$56,900$62,310-8.68%
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 Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $64,711 which compares to the Michigan average annual salary of $59,390. per year.

Cost-of-living in Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan Nonmetropolitan Area is 12% less than the Michigan average, which means Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $56,900.
  • Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $64,711.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan Nonmetropolitan Area$56,90087.93%$64,711
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 Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,430 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 $74,390, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $39,140, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year16Under $39,140
15%2 – 4 years24$39,140 – $47,430
25%5 – 9 years40$47,430 – $59,670
25%10 – 14 years40$59,670 – $61,860
15%15 – 20 years24$59,670 – $74,390
10%20+ years16Above $74,390
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 $56,900, Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($101,080), and School Psychologists ($88,910).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($53,980), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($56,420).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$101,080
School Psychologists$88,910
Health Care Social Workers$56,900
Substance Abuse Counselors$56,420
Social Workers$53,980
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan Nonmetropolitan Area is 160.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,900 per year or $27.35 per hour in Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $64,711 per year or $31 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan Nonmetropolitan Area are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($101,080), School Psychologists($88,910), Health Care Social Workers($56,900).


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