Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Duluth is 150.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Duluth earn an average of $56,120 per year or $26.98 per hour.
  • The percentage of Minnesota Health Care Social Workers who work in Duluth is 4%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Duluth is less than 1%.

Rankings for Duluth

  • Ranks #9 in Minnesota for salary and #9 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in Minnesota for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #262 in the nation for salary and #397 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #206 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Minnesota

Duluth Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,120 or $26.98 per hour which is 10% less than the Minnesota average salary of $62,740.

AverageDuluthMinnesota% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.98$30.16-10.54%
Annual Salary$56,120$62,740-10.55%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Duluth Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,120 or $26.98 per hour which is 9% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageDuluthU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.98$29.96-9.95%
Annual Salary$56,120$62,310-9.93%
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 Duluth earns an average annual salary of $63,348 which compares to the Minnesota average annual salary of $62,740. per year.

Cost-of-living in Duluth is 11% less than the Minnesota average, which means Duluth residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Minnesota average.

  • Minnesota average salary is $62,740.
  • Minnesota cost-of-living adjusted salary is $63,618.
  • Duluth average salary is $56,120.
  • Duluth cost-of-living adjusted salary is $63,348.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Duluth$56,12088.59%$63,348
Minnesota$62,74098.62%$63,618
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 Duluth, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $48,890 and $60,630 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 $71,440, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $46,790, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year15Under $46,790
15%2 – 4 years22$46,790 – $48,890
25%5 – 9 years38$48,890 – $49,980
25%10 – 14 years38$49,980 – $60,630
15%15 – 20 years22$49,980 – $71,440
10%20+ years15Above $71,440
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 $56,120, Duluth Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($78,780), Psychology Teachers ($77,410), Marriage and Family Therapists ($67,760), and Social Workers ($64,320).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($48,770).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$78,780
Psychology Teachers$77,410
Marriage and Family Therapists$67,760
Social Workers$64,320
Health Care Social Workers$56,120
Substance Abuse Counselors$48,770
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Duluth Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Duluth is 150.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,120 per year or $26.98 per hour in Duluth.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Duluth Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $63,348 per year or $30 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Duluth are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($78,780), Psychology Teachers($77,410), Marriage and Family Therapists($67,760).


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

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