Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Missoula is 70.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Missoula earn an average of $54,620 per year or $26.26 per hour.
  • The percentage of Montana Health Care Social Workers who work in Missoula is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Missoula is less than 1%.

Rankings for Missoula

  • Ranks #3 in Montana for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in Montana for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #318 in the nation for salary and #213 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #379 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Montana

Missoula Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,620 or $26.26 per hour which is 2% less than the Montana average salary of $55,830.

AverageMissoulaMontana% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.26$26.84-2.16%
Annual Salary$54,620$55,830-2.17%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Missoula Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,620 or $26.26 per hour which is 12% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageMissoulaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.26$29.96-12.35%
Annual Salary$54,620$62,310-12.34%
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 Missoula earns an average annual salary of $58,367 which compares to the Montana average annual salary of $55,830. per year.

Cost-of-living in Missoula is 6% less than the Montana average, which means Missoula residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Montana average.

  • Montana average salary is $55,830.
  • Montana cost-of-living adjusted salary is $60,396.
  • Missoula average salary is $54,620.
  • Missoula cost-of-living adjusted salary is $58,367.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Missoula$54,62093.58%$58,367
Montana$55,83092.44%$60,396
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 Missoula, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,760 and $61,400 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 $75,840, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $46,160, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year7Under $46,160
15%2 – 4 years10$46,160 – $47,760
25%5 – 9 years18$47,760 – $49,730
25%10 – 14 years18$49,730 – $61,400
15%15 – 20 years10$49,730 – $75,840
10%20+ years7Above $75,840
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 Social Workers ($41,020), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($44,100).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$54,620
Substance Abuse Counselors$44,100
Social Workers$41,020
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Missoula Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Missoula is 70.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,620 per year or $26.26 per hour in Missoula.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Missoula Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,367 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Missoula are Health Care Social Workers($54,620), Substance Abuse Counselors($44,100), Social Workers($41,020).


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

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