Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington is 2,360.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington earn an average of $63,310 per year or $30.44 per hour.
  • The percentage of Minnesota Health Care Social Workers who work in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington is 69%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington is 1%.

Rankings for Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington

  • Ranks #3 in Minnesota for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Minnesota for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #108 in the nation for salary and #43 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #14 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Minnesota

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $63,310 or $30.44 per hour which is almost same as Minnesota average salary of $62,740.

AverageMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMinnesota% Difference
Hourly Wage$30.44$30.160.93%
Annual Salary$63,310$62,7400.91%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $63,310 or $30.44 per hour which is 1% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonU.S.%
Hourly Wage$30.44$29.961.60%
Annual Salary$63,310$62,3101.60%
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 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington earns an average annual salary of $61,353 which compares to the Minnesota average annual salary of $62,740. per year.

Cost-of-living in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington is 3% higher than the Minnesota average, which means Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington residents have an overall higher 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.
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington average salary is $63,310.
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington cost-of-living adjusted salary is $61,353.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington$63,310103.19%$61,353
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 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $49,940 and $78,020 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 $81,410, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $47,480, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year236Under $47,480
15%2 – 4 years354$47,480 – $49,940
25%5 – 9 years590$49,940 – $63,070
25%10 – 14 years590$63,070 – $78,020
15%15 – 20 years354$63,070 – $81,410
10%20+ years236Above $81,410
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 $63,310, Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($93,150), Psychology Teachers ($92,720), School Psychologists ($81,580), Forensic Psychologists ($73,700), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($69,330).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($54,350), and Social Workers ($62,060).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$93,150
Psychology Teachers$92,720
School Psychologists$81,580
Forensic Psychologists$73,700
Marriage and Family Therapists$69,330
Health Care Social Workers$63,310
Social Workers$62,060
Substance Abuse Counselors$54,350
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington is 2,360.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $63,310 per year or $30.44 per hour in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $61,353 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($93,150), Psychology Teachers($92,720), School Psychologists($81,580).


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Official Data Sources for Health Care Social Workers: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data