Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Northeast Minnesota Nonmetropolitan Area is 60.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Northeast Minnesota Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $59,790 per year or $28.74 per hour.
  • The percentage of Minnesota Health Care Social Workers who work in Northeast Minnesota Nonmetropolitan Area is 2%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Northeast Minnesota Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Northeast Minnesota Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #6 in Minnesota for salary and #6 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #9 in Minnesota for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #175 in the nation for salary and #394 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #405 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Minnesota

Northeast Minnesota Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,790 or $28.74 per hour which is 4% less than the Minnesota average salary of $62,740.

AverageNortheast Minnesota Nonmetropolitan AreaMinnesota% Difference
Hourly Wage$28.74$30.16-4.71%
Annual Salary$59,790$62,740-4.70%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Northeast Minnesota Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,790 or $28.74 per hour which is 4% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageNortheast Minnesota Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$28.74$29.96-4.07%
Annual Salary$59,790$62,310-4.04%
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 Northeast Minnesota Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $67,483 which compares to the Minnesota average annual salary of $62,740. per year.

Cost-of-living in Northeast Minnesota Nonmetropolitan Area is 11% less than the Minnesota average, which means Northeast Minnesota Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • Northeast Minnesota Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $59,790.
  • Northeast Minnesota Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $67,483.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Northeast Minnesota Nonmetropolitan Area$59,79088.60%$67,483
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 Northeast Minnesota Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $48,890 and $76,490 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 $77,860, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $38,920, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year6Under $38,920
15%2 – 4 years9$38,920 – $48,890
25%5 – 9 years15$48,890 – $60,160
25%10 – 14 years15$60,160 – $76,490
15%15 – 20 years9$60,160 – $77,860
10%20+ years6Above $77,860
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($53,980), and Social Workers ($58,590).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$59,790
Social Workers$58,590
Substance Abuse Counselors$53,980
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Northeast Minnesota Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Northeast Minnesota Nonmetropolitan Area is 60.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,790 per year or $28.74 per hour in Northeast Minnesota Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Northeast Minnesota Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $67,483 per year or $32 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Northeast Minnesota Nonmetropolitan Area are Health Care Social Workers($59,790), Social Workers($58,590), Substance Abuse Counselors($53,980).


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

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